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Prior to joining CSU as a faculty member of English in 2012, Dr. Quynn taught as Assistant Professor at Alma College, Michigan. In 2015, she founded CSU Writes with a CSU Presidential Grant. As Director of CSU Writes, she continues build the program through the support of the Graduate School, Offices of the Provost and the Vice-President for Research. CSU Writes is an innovative program and support the research and writing agendas of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who write for publication, proposal submission, and/or degree completion. Her work fosters cross-campus conversations about scholarly writing practices and academic productivity.

As a literary scholar, Dr. Quynn's research focuses on avant-garde, transnational women's fiction. Her work can be found in such publications as the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Dismemberment of Drama, Women in Irish History and Culture, MLA Teaching Approaches Series, and the Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Recently, she co-edited a collection on innovative criticism, Reading and Writing Experimental Texts: Critical Innovations (Palgrave 2017). Her current book project is a playful and engaging academic writing guide titled write. enough. 10 Strategies for Academic Writers.