Ann Hill Duin

Ann Hill Duin, PhD, is a Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota where her research and teaching focus on emerging / embodied technologies and international professional communication. Her commitment to collaboration and shared leadership has resulted in collective vision and action: a virtual university, a new college, business intelligence/academic analytics initiatives, and numerous inter-institutional partnerships. Her most recent scholarship has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Computers and Composition Online, Connexions: International Professional Communication, Planning in Higher Education, and Rhetoric and Professional Communication and Globalization. She is co-founder of the Wearables Research Collaboratory,, an environment where participants investigate the impact of emerging technologies on personal lives, professional futures, and pedagogical innovation. One such investigation, “Understanding virtual reality: Presence, embodiment, and professional practice,” recently published in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a result of this collaboration.