Gail R. Gibson
Graduate Student Instructor
Gail Gibson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education and teaches academic and professional writing courses in U-M's English Department Writing Program. Her research interests focus on adult literacy and college remediation programs, and her dissertation, currently in progress, examines the role of automated instructional technologies in postsecondary literacy instruction. Drawing together historical review with a contemporary case study from a community college developmental writing classroom, the project considers how pressures surrounding efficiency and standard language conventions influence instruction and student outcomes.
Before beginning doctoral studies, Gail was a literacy instructor at a community college in Dayton, Ohio. Previously, Gail spent 15 years working as a newspaper journalist. She was a lead writer on a Baltimore Sun reporting team that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2003 for coverage of a series of sniper shooting attacks in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and she was a recipient of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship in the Law at U-M for the 2005-06 academic year.