Jeanette Lehn

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Jeanette Lehn teaches courses in the Composition program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her course for Seminar in Composition is themed around the concepts of language and identity. She also teaches Research Writing and Professional Writing in Global Contexts. Her research interests center on critical pedagogy, writing program administration, and cultural studies. Jeanette received her PhD from Florida State University where she completed her dissertation, “A Renewed Critical Pedagogy: Rethinking Activism within Writing Program Administration,” and she is the author of “Committing to Failure: Critical Pedagogy and Failure in Classroom Teaching,” a chapter from the edited collection Failure Pedagogies: Learning and Unlearning What it Means to Fail. She received an MA from San Francisco State University, and a BA from Reed College. Jeanette volunteers at the local animal shelter in Pittsburgh, and enjoys cats, cooking, and weight lifting.