Laurie Miller

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Laurie Miller


Phone: +1 703 993 3642

Campus: Fairfax

Laurie Miller teaches writing with INTO Mason and serves as the Co-Course Coordinator of undergraduate composition classes for their International Year One Program. Prior to this, she was a faculty member in Mason’s English Language Institute (ELI) and the Center for International Student Access (CISA). 

While her primary focus has been on working with multilingual writers to develop academic writing skills, she has also worked with writers who first language is English in both academic and business settings. Ms. Miller has contributed to World Bank writing style guides, consulted on an individual basis with professionals at United Airlines, and worked as an abstractor of medical papers. With degrees in biology, English literature and linguistics, she understands the needs placed on writers in diverse genres and writing situations. She is also a PhD student in Mason’s Writing and Rhetoric program whose studies focus on the convergence of rhetorical and linguistic structures, linguistic justice, and the effects of the medium of instruction on learning, specifically the development of writing skills. 

Laurie holds a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in anatomy and physiology and a minor in English from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo; an MA in English with a concentration in 20th Century American & British Literature and Linguistics from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo; an MA in Linguistics with a focus on acoustic phonetics and cognitive science – natural language processing from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. (2020)