Faculty Writing Coach Services

Leslie Dupont, PhD
Writing Coach

College of Nursing, Room 112
Email: ldupont@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-5118


  • Group Coaching
    • Group coaching for faculty will involve meeting for one-and-a-half to two hours to discuss and share writing and writing-related concerns. These sessions will sometimes include 20- to 30-minute “mini-workshops” on topics such as creating a reverse-engineered schedule for crafting a piece of writing in micro-steps.
  • Individual Coaching
    • In addition to the above individual coaching content, these sessions can include looking at ways to write facilitative feedback on students’ and peers’ drafts as well as assignment brainstorming and syllabus review. Feel free to email or call me, or to stop by my office if you would like to schedule an individual coaching session.
  • Individual Meetings
    • If you want to meet with me one-on-one but it’s more related to discussing the writing needs, strengths, and challenges of your students, please call, email, or stop by to set up a meeting. I’m happy to meet with you in this regard, too. 
  • Open Hours
    • Open hours are available for students, faculty, and staff to email me or stop by online (via Zoom) or in person with writing-related questions. Usually, open hours will be a two- to three-hour block of time twice a week; you may stop in any time during these periods. Privacy cannot be guaranteed in open hours, so if you need to speak with me about a more confidential matter, we can set up an individual appointment.
    • If you’re using Zoom, the link is https://uahs.zoom.us/j/149460099.
    • I’ll tweet you with weekly open hours information from @uaconwritecoach (please follow this Twitter account)
  • Faculty Writing Workshops
    • Faculty writing workshops range from one-and-a-half hours to half- or full day. They can include a variety of relevant topics, discussion groups, panel discussions, activities, and dedicated writing time, depending on the request. 
  • Class Presentations
    • If you would like me to speak to your students for 20 to 30 minutes about a writing-related topic (e.g., APA citation basics, the revision process, etc.), this is another service I offer. As above, feel free to email, call, or stop by, and we can arrange a brief presentation. And if a cohort of you teach the same course at the same time, we can also reserve a larger room and arrange for me to do a longer presentation.

Books on Writing

If you are on campus, you’re welcome to stop by my office and look at the books I have on writing. If you would like to borrow one, just let me know, and I’ll sign it out to you for two weeks. 

Book List:

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE YOUR OWN COPY OF THIS BOOK)
  • ‘A’ and ‘The’ Explained, by Seonaid Beckwith
  • Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts, by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak
  • Telling a Research Story, by Feak and Swales
  • Creating Contexts, by Feak and Swales
  • Navigating Academia, by Swales and Feak
  • Writing for Academic Journals, by Rowena Murray
  • Painless Grammar, by Rebecca Elliott
  • The Craft of Science Writing, by Michael Alley