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Laura Dumin, Ph.D., received her M.S. at Radford University in English with areas in technical writing and women's literature. She received her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in English with areas in technical writing and composition/rhetoric. Dumin has been at UCO since 2011, and currently is the director of the technical writing B.A. program, the adviser for the M.A. in composition/rhetoric and a co-managing editor for The Journal of Transformative Learning out of UCO.

Education and Certifications

B.S. - Virginia Tech, 1999

M.S. - Radford University, 2001

Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University, 2010

     - "Learning Experience Design"; Feb 2023

     - "Digital Accessibility"; March 2023

Classes Taught

  • ENG 1113: English Composition
  • ENG 1213: English Composition and Research
  • ENG 4023/5023: Technical Writing
  • ENG 4063/5063: Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENG 4192/5303: Technical Editing
  • ENG 4213/5493: Document Design
  • ENG 4611: Research and Writing
  • ENG 4643: Grant Writing
  • ENG 4783/5543: History of Scientific Rhetoric
  • ENG 4910/5910: Rhetoric of Poverty

Office Hours

Vary by semester. Feel free to email me to set up a time.


  • Food. Seriously! I enjoy eating it, talking about it and teaching about it.  
  • Current events. It's fascinating to look at texts from the past and the present to help better understand the moments that we are in now. As we learn more about our world, we learn to see concepts through fresh eyes. We learn to make connections that might have been murky or unknown to us before. Through this knowledge, we can be better local and global citizens.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

AI-related activities

Working title: ChatGPT Enters the Classroom: Navigating the Impact of Generative AI Technologies on Educational Theory and Practice (forthcoming); March 2023

  • Chapter on assignments
  • Chapter on institutional policies
  • Co-written chapter on DEI concerns

Liberal Arts Students symposium. Moderator for student panel discussing their use of AI in my classes (forthcoming); March 2023

AI in the Classroom. University of Kent, Webinar participant; March 2023

CLA AI working group; Spring 2023

Meeting with Center for Connected and E-learning about AI ; Spring 2023

ChatGPT panel planning committee with 21CPI; Spring 2023

  • 2 panel presentations to faculty planned for end of March 2023 to discuss AI and ChatGPT

Open AI: ChatGPT. International webinar with Pioneer College in Canada. Invited expert speaker; Feb 2023

Professional and Community Involvement

Interviewed and quoted about AI: ChatGPT sends shockwaves across college campuses.

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