Harry Denny

Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Mentoring

Harry Denny, associate professor of English, directs the Writing Lab at Purdue University. He has also directed writing centers at St. John’s University and Stony Brook University (SUNY) in New York and is the author of Facing the Center. His research focuses on writing centers, LGBTQ issues in rhetoric and public policy debates, first-generation students, and assessment protocols that identify and address social justice dynamics.

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Public Controversies and Private Struggles

Writing centers are institutional and academic sites for transformation and agency; they also have their own share of grand and everyday drama.