Tom Deans


Director of the University Writing Center



Tom came to UConn in 2005 to direct the University Writing Center, support writing across the disciplines, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and pursue research interests in writing studies, writing across and beyond the curriculum, writing centers, prose style, and representations of writers in literary and sacred texts. In recent years he’s been series editor for the Oxford Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines, done a Fulbright to support emerging writing centers in East Africa, and collaborated on an NSF-funded initiative on science writing and neurodiversity. One thread that weaves through his work is an emphasis on writing as a mode of social action.


  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Writing Centers
  • Writing Assessment
  • Service-learning
  • History of Literacy
  • Renaissance Literature and Culture
Tom Deans
Contact Information
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 132
Office HoursMon 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thu 3:00-4:00 PM; by appointment via email