Sarah Liggett

Sarah  Liggett 


Bachelor's Degree(s): Purdue University
Master's Degree: Purdue University
PhD: Purdue University
Phone: (225) 578-4435


Office: 208 Coates Hall



Sarah Liggett is the Donald & Norma Nash McClure Alumni Professor in the Department of English. She directs the Communication across the Curriculum program, winner of the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence in 2010.  She has also served as director of LSU’s Writing Center and director of LSU’s University Writing Program.  In her many administrative roles and in her research, she has focused on faculty development, as reflected in Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Program, Practices, a co-edited collection.  She is currently serving on the  CCCC Task Force on Preparing Teachers of College Writing, creating a new policy statement to identify best practices for preparing teachers of college writing.  Her most recent publications have appeared in The Writing Center Journal  and as a chapter in The Changing of Knowledge in Composition: Contemporary Perspectives.  These publication dealt with research methodologies in writing center studies.  She regularly enjoys teaching travel writing in the LSU in Paris Program.

Area of Interest
research methodology in composition and writing pedagogy; writing program assessment and administration; teacher preparation.

Selected Publications


Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices (2002); Computers & Composing: How the New Technologies are Changing Writing (1984).


"Makers of Knowledge in Writing Centers: Practitioners, Scholars, and Researchers at Work" (2011)

"Mapping Knowledge-Making in Writing Center Research: A Taxonomy of Methodologies" (2011)

"Incorporating Visual Communications Assignments to Enrich Education in All Engineering Disciplines" (2010)