Alison Bright is a lecturer in the University Writing Program, where she teaches upper-division composition courses. After receiving her Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she spent two years in chilly Iowa, where she served as an Assistant Professor of English and the Writing Center Director of Grand View University. Her research focuses on writing centers, tutor and TA preparation, and teacher identity.
Bright, A. (2013). Becoming peer tutors writing: Identity development as a mode of preparation.
Teaching/Writing 2(1): 22-28.
Rogers, P., Whitney, A.E., Bright, A., Cabe, R., Dewar, T., & Null, S.Y. (2011). Rejoining the learning
circle: When inservice providers conduct research. English Education 43(2): 171-192.
Whitney, A., Blau, S. Bright, A., Cabe, R. Dewar, T., Levin, J., Macias, R., & Rogers, P.M. (2008).
Beyond strategies: Teacher practice, writing process, and the influence of inquiry. English Education 40(3): 201-230.
Winner of the 2009 Janet Emig Award. (As described by the journal, "The Emig Award is given annually to the article published in English Education that most contributes to our thinking about English teacher education and most informs our research.")