Dr. Allie Johnston joined the Department of Languages and Literature in 2021 as an
assistant professor and Writing Center Director.
She earned her Doctorate of English, specializing in Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics,
from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her primary research focuses on the implementation
of multimodality in first-year writing curriculum and how engaging in multimodal assignments
provides avenues to incorporate more student voices and experiences.
She first discovered writing centers as an undergraduate student and has worked in
three previous writing centers before joining Austin Peay.
She remains involved in the Southeastern Writing Center Association, International
Writing Center Association, Conference on College Composition and Communication, National
Council for Teachers of English, and the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum.