Tammy Winner is an Associate Professor of English and the Program Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Writing at University of North Alabama. She is also the Graduate and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator for the English Department. She earned her doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and has since taught at Coastal Carolina University, The University of Puerto Rico and The University of the Bahamas. Winner’s research interests include First-Year Composition, Multimodality, literacy and e-literacy, online learning, peaceful pedagogies and experiential learning. Her work has appeared in Computers & Composition and other academic venues in print and online. In 2018 she published an edited collection with a co-author for Cambridge Scholars Press titled, Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First Year Writing, Volume 2. Dr. Winner has volume 3 under contract with the same publisher and plans to publish this book in 2020. She has also been invited to be a guest editor of a special issue of CEA Critic. This special issue will be dedicated to peace studies in the English classroom and is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. Last summer Dr. Winner was selected as a faculty fellow for NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. There, she studied the occupational gap that may exist between what students of technical writing know when they leave their respective university versus what they need to know when entering the NASA workforce. She actively delivers presentations on the teaching of FYC and Professional/Technical Writing. She sits on the Board of Advisors for Every Child Counts in Abaco, Bahamas and volunteers as a non-profit grant writer. She also sits on the Board of advisors for the Shoals Writers Guild. She is a proud coal miner’s daughter and first-generation academic. Dr. Winner loves stray dogs, playing in the dirt, collecting green depression glass, floating the South Branch of the Potomac River, and laughing with her family—but not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at

Research Interests

  • Professional/Techncial Writing, Editing, Grant Writing, Multimodal literacy, and Experiential Learning


  •   English (PhD)
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  •   English (MA)
    Carnegie Mellon University
  •   Management (MBA)
    Frostburg State University
  •   Education (General) (MEd)
    Frostburg State University
  •   Advertising (BSJ)
    West Virginia University

Selected Intellectual Contributions