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Anne Ruggles Gere

Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor Emerita, Marsal Family School of Education; Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor


(734) 647-2529


Room 4204 E
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor, is chair of the Joint PhD Program in English and Education. In addition to the two professorships, she has received the Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service, the D’Arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring, a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, a Michigan Humanities Award, and a fellowship from the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. She has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Spencer Foundation.

She has served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English, as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and will become president of the Modern Language Association in January of 2018.

She is currently completing a five-year study of undergraduates’ writing development, and she is in the early stages of a project designed to integrate writing-to-learn pedagogies into large-enrollment gateway courses in STEM. This project, M-Write, aims to use automated text analysis to provide feedback about student learning to both students and faculty.

Professor Gere has published a dozen books and over 100 articles and is frequently invited to share her research with colleagues on other campuses.

Selected Publications

"Mutual Adjustments: Learning from and Responding to Transfer Student Writers."

College English 79.4 (2017) 333-357. With Lizzie Hutton, Ben Keating, Anna V, Knutson, Naomi Silver, and Christie Toth.

"Interrogating Disciplinarity in WAC/WID: An Institutional Study." 

College Composition and Communication 67.2 (2015) 243-263. With Sarah Swofford, Naomi Silver, and Melody Pugh.

Journal of Chemical Education 92 (2015) 1325-1329. With Ginger Shultz. 


Award Start Date
Aug 01, 2023
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Jul 31, 2026
Award Start Date
Jan 02, 2016
Award End Date
Jan 02, 2021