Anna Knutson holds a Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan, and she has twelve years of experience supporting writers at the graduate and undergraduate levels. For the past three years she has served as an English professor and a writing program administrator at Duquesne University and East Tennessee State University. Before that, Anna researched and taught writing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan and the University of New Mexico, and she coached writers from all disciplines as an undergraduate writing consultant at the University of Washington. Anna first entered higher education because she cares deeply about supporting writers from all walks of life as they encounter new writing challenges in their academic and professional careers. Anna is from Seattle, WA, and when she is not thinking about writing and learning, she is spending time with her chihuahua mix, Biscuit.