Lauren Ingraham is Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition at The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where she teaches writing workshops for pre-service teachers as well as courses in first-year composition, grant writing, composition theory and practice, and business writing. She enjoys working with middle school, high school, and college-based audiences on literacy-based curricular reform, literacy preparedness for college, integrating nonfiction reading and writing into the curriculum, reflective writing and portfolios, and writing teacher preparation. Her publications include articles or chapters in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Studies, and The Ethics of Writing Instruction, among others. Her book Arguing in the Real World: A Multimedia Approach to Teaching and Learning Argument is forthcoming from Prentice Hall.
View Laura Ingraham's Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
- Curricular reform related to literacy instruction
- Literacy preparedness for college
- Responding to student writing
- Nonfiction reading and writing
- Writing assessment using reflective writing and portfolios
- System-wide reform of literacy instruction
- Writing teacher preparation
- Teacher induction
- Writing's role in college or university
Schools and universities where Lauren has presented
- Hamilton County (TN) Department of Education
- Southern Connecticut State University
- Alcorn State University
- Public Education Foundation
- University of Mississippi
- Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Comments from Secondary Teachers in a Workshop on Writing
"This is the best workshop I have ever attended. I especially appreciated the practical suggestions and tips for helping me with the teaching of writing. I also enjoyed the fact that I was re-introduced to a network of writers who are fellow teachers. Thanks for including people from all [secondary] grades. I received valuable tips from both Dr. Ingraham and my fellow educators. "
"What a wonderful experience! I learned a lot through all the provided experiences and the interaction with my peers. I hope that we are all allowed to continue to meet and share and learn more. This type of experience energizes me!"
"I feel better about teaching writing in my classes. I feel re-energized and ready to start doing this in class."
"This has been one of the most practical workshops I have attended. I better understand some of the problems and stresses that my students encounter. It also gave me an opportunity and encouragement to find my personal voice. The strategies we worked on can easily adapt to my classes. Thanks."
"I loved it! I felt that there was plenty of time to do all of the activities and that we were never hurrying through anything. . . . I wish all teachers could experience this workshop.”