I am an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of College Composition at the University of Maine. My research agenda focuses on writing through the lifespan and writing program administration.
My teaching generally focuses on a practicum for new Graduate Teaching Assistants to the English Department (English 693), College Composition (English 101), and writing courses for upper division undergraduates (English 301; English 402). My most recent curricular innovation is a special topics course in writing research, “English 402: Lifespan Writing Development.”
I live in Bangor, Maine with my wife, Lindsey, and my son Joe. When I’m not hanging out with them, I enjoy watching football (and other sports, when football isn’t available), reading science fiction, and musing about what I forgot to do that is giving me all of this free time.
If you’re interested in speaking with me about my research, my teaching, or my administration, feel free to contact me. I am happy to talk about any aspect of my work in any form, from “official” consulting to an informal chat about ideas. Even though I rarely tweet, you can follow me on twitter at @RJDippre. You can also find me on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, and BrandYourself.