Associate Professor of History

Faculty Fellow, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Diggs Teaching Professor

Virginia Tech


For over fifteen years, I've worked with faculty and graduate students as teachers and writers. Their work matters, and they do, too. I am committed to helping people craft purpose-centered, sustainable careers. 

My book, Sustainable Teaching: Time Management for Passionate Educators, is under advance contract with the "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" series at West Virginia University Press. 

I've facilitated and co-facilitated scholarly writing retreats and teaching workshops at universities such as Duke University and Virginia Tech, and for organizations such as the CNY Humanities Corridor. With my co-PI Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, we research the faculty writers that we serve.

Selected Recent Publications 

Ahern-Dodson, J. and M. Dufour. (2021) Supporting faculty as writers and teachers: An integrative approach to educational development. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development 40 (1).

doi: https://doi.org/10.3998/tia.964