North Area Faculty-in-Residence (Elder Hall)

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Assistant Professor of Instruction


Elizabeth Lenaghan is an associate professor of instruction and the director of the Cook Family Writing Program. At the undergraduate level, Elizabeth teaches courses in expository writing, intermediate composition, first-year seminars, and practical rhetoric. Additionally, she serves as the assistant director of the Writing Place, Northwestern’s center for peer-to-peer writing consultations.

Elizabeth’s teaching and research focus on the way new media impact the reception, consumption, and production of traditional cultural objects and modes of expression. As a teacher and mentor, she aims to cultivate students’ communication skills while helping them develop more mindful habits of digital consumption and production.