Amy Ann Latawiec

Amy Ann Latawiec

Associate Professor of Teaching
Writing Center Director


5057 Woodward Ste. 9205.2
Detroit, MI 48202


Amy Ann Latawiec



 Amy is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the English department and the Director of the University Writing Center at Wayne State where she specializes in teaching and researching developmental writing. Amy’s research areas include dispositions and cognition, Basic Writing theory and pedagogy, and writing program assessment. Amy has developed basic writing curriculum for Wayne State and is actively engaged in innovative curricular revisions in an effort to enhance writing instruction and assessment. She is currently serving her first year as Director of the Writing Center.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • dispositions and cognition
  •  basic writing theory and pedagogy
  •  writing program assessment 


  • B.A. - English (2008)
  • M.A. - English (2014)
  • Ph.D. - English Composition & Rhetoric (2016)

Awards and grants

  •  Department of English Excellence in the Teaching of Writing 2016

  •  CLAS Teaching Award 2020

  •  Member, Academy of Teachers 

Selected publications

Jankens, Adrienne and Amy Ann Latawiec. “Revising Reflection for Results in Teacher Research.” Composition Forum 46. Spring 2021, 

Krupansky, Mariel, Latawiec, Amy and Hillary Weiss. “Age, Ability, and Self-expression: The Question of Purpose and the Intersections of Comfort in the Classroom.” The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics JOMR, vol. 3, no. 2, 2020, 

Currently teaching

  •  ENG 1010: Basic Writing
  • ENG 1020: First Year Writing

Courses taught

ENG 1010: Basic Writing

ENG 1020: First Year Writing

Stretch First-Year Writing

ENG 3190: Survey of Rhetoric from 1800-present

ENG 3050: Technical Communition - Reports

APEX 0500: Foundations in Writing