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Ann Biswas


Full-Time Faculty


Email: Ann Biswas
Phone: 937-229-4828

HM 252


Ann teaches courses in medical and professional writing as well as courses in the first- and second-year writing program. Prior to her academic career, Ann worked as a corporate and healthcare communications manager and has extensive experience as a medical writer, scriptwriter, technical editor, and communications consultant. She has authored numerous articles, media programs, advertisements, and educational materials for corporate and non-profit organizations.


  • University of Dayton, 2015, Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Higher Education 
  • University of Dayton, 1994, M.A, English
  • Wright State University, 1990, B.A., Communication

Research Interests

  • Plagiarism & Academic Integrity
  • Medical Writing
  • Faculty Development

Selected Publications

Biswas, A.E. (2016). "Unbalancing Acts: Plagiarism as Catalyst for Instructor Emotion in the Composition Classroom." Composition Forum, 34, Summer 2016. 

Biswas, A, E. (2015) ""I Second that Emotion": Minding How Plagiarism Feels." Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 4(1), 127-141. 

Biswas, A. E. (2014). "Lessons in citizenship: Using collaboration in the classroom to build community, foster academic integrity, and model civic responsibility." Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(1), 9-25

Biswas, A. E. (2013). Whose code of conduct matters most? Examining the link between academic integrity and student development. Journal of College and Character, 14(3), 267-273.

Biswas, A. E. & Russo, C. J. (2012). A primer on copyright and fair use. School Business Affairs, 78(1), 34-36.

Biswas, A. E. (2007). A remarkable journey: diagnosing and managing neurological disorders. Wellness for Life, Kettering Health Network.

Biswas, A. E. & Lee, H. L. (2005). The defining decade: A history of Kettering Medical Center Network. Kettering Medical Center Network.

Biswas, A. E. (2004, August). Communication key to patient trust and loyalty. Women Dentist Journal, 72-76.

Selected Presentations

Writing to Make a Difference: A Community-Based, Experiential Learning Project on Health Literacy & Social Justice. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Boise, ID, 7/2015.

The Emotional Costs of Policing Plagiarism. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa FL, 3/2015.

The Emotional Work of Plagiarism. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Normal, IL, 7/2014

How It Feels when Students Plagiarize: The Emotional Labor and Lives of Writing Teachers during the Plagiarism Experience. 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. 3/2014.

Lessons in Citizenship: Collaborative Writing to Foster Academic Integrity and Civic Responsibility. Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 11/2012.

Building Community and Teaching Academic Integrity Through Collaborative, Research-Based Writing. Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) and the Ohio Student Affairs Conference, "High Impact Learning in a Time of Change," 11/2011.

Understanding Plagiarism and the Internet Generation. Computers & Writing Conference, Graduate Research Network, University of Michigan, 5/2011.

Selected Scripts

A Distinctive Legal Education for the Leaders of Tomorrow (DVD), The University of Dayton School of Law and The Center for Business and Economic Research.

Leaders of the Legacy (DVD/Video), Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Lewis and Clark (DVD/Video/Pictureshow), The National Geographic Society, The Mazer Corporation.

Wright State University School of Medicine: Teaching Students to Care for a Community (DVD/Video), Wright State School of Medicine.