|University of Michigan||Faculty Member School of Education||Co-Chair, Joint Ph.D in English and Education|
Anne Ruggles Gere
Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor
Professor of English and Professor of Education
Co-Chair, Joint Ph.D. Program in English and Education
Director, Sweetland Writing Center
Anne Ruggles Gere teaches everything from an introduction to education for lower division students to graduate seminars in composition and literacy. Her research interests include literacy, composition studies, and American Indian studies, and her current project is a book about the literacy practices of Native American women who taught in boarding schools at the turn of the last century. She has served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English and as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She currently serves on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association. In 2006 she received the Regent's Award for Distinguished Public Service, and she has also received the D'Arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring, the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, and fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, and the UM’s Institute for the Humanities. In the 2007-2008 academic year she received a Global and Ethnic Literary Studies Fellowship and a Michigan Humanities Award. Her recent publications include "Indian Heart/Whiteman's Head: Native American Teachers in Indian Schools, 1880-1930" in History of Education Quarterly and Writing on Demand: Best Practices and Strategies for Success. In addition to her UM responsibilities, she serves as Director of the Squire Office for Policy Research for the National Council of Teachers of English. A graduate of the PhD. program she now serves, Gere was on the faculty of the University of Washington from 1975-1987.