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Powers, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Powers
Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of Augusta Writing Center

Office: Katz Library 202, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3181
Office Hours:
Wednesday 10am-1pm or by appointment

Elizabeth Powers



Ph.D., Florida State University (2014)
M.A., Boise State University (2009)
B.A., Thomas More College (2006)


Elizabeth Powers coordinates the Writing Center at the Augusta campus, and teaches introductory and advanced writing courses.  She loves working with students individually and in groups as they explore their writing practices and processes in academic and professional contexts.

Elizabeth’s scholarly focus is Rhetoric and Composition, especially rhetorical theory, visual rhetoric, and writing center studies.  Her current research projects include analyzing nineteenth-century travel rhetoric, studying student writing support across modes of instructional delivery, and developing effective writing mentor programs.

Previously, Elizabeth’s work has been published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, The Writing Lab Newsletter, Journal of Florida Studies, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.  She regularly presents research at national conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Rhetorical Society of America Conference, the International Writing Center Association Conference, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Conference.



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