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Joonna Smitherman TrappDirector of the Writing ProgramSenior Lecturer

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, Joonna Smitherman Trapp served two years in the Emory College Writing Program and was previously a tenured Associate Professor of English at Northwestern College; Associate Professor and Chair of English and Foreign Language at Waynesburg University; and Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at King University.

Trapp’s primary research lies in the intersections between literature and rhetoric in American studies as well as in teaching and learning.

She also directs the WAC initiatives for Emory College in the Writing Across Emory program.