Ethna D. Lay
Assistant Professor of Writing Studies and Composition
Mason Hall 308
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Degrees: PHD, 1998, New York Univ; MPHIL, 1995, New York Univ; MA, 1987, New York Univ; BA, 1983, SUNY Binghamton
Dr. Ethna Dempsey Lay is an assistant professor of writing studies and composition. She teaches introduction to composition, writing in a digital age, the history of the English language, and rhetorical historiography. With Dr. Jennifer Rich, she is co-editor of a collection of essays on stewardship in writing studies, titled Who Speaks for Writing: Stewardship in Writing Studies in the Twenty-First Century published by Peter Lang in 2012. Her current book project, tentatively titled The Sequels of Literacy: Other Ways of Making Arguments, is an investigation of the way contemporary student writers make meaning in print and digital ways.