Ryan Dippre

Associate Professor of English
Director of College Composition
Office: 311 Neville Hall
Office Phone: 207.581.3836
Email: ryan.dippre@maine.edu

Office Hours – Fall 2021 – sabbatical

Courses Taught: 
English 101: College Composition

English 301: Advanced Composition

English 693: Teaching College Composition

Ryan Dippre is in his fourth year at the University of Maine. He is a graduate of Wilkes University (B.A., M.S.) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A., Ph.D.). His scholarship focuses on writing development; particularly, he is interested in how and why (1) writing development is shaped by participants, both philosophically and technologically; and (2) writers develop both on a moment-to-moment basis and over time. While his recent work has focused on writing development across the K-16 continuum, he is interested in how writers develop across the lifespan.


Dippre, R. Book Review: Keywords in Writing Studies. CEA Forum. In press.

Dippre, R. (October 2014). How are your sources using sources? Writing Commons. Retrieved from http://writingcommons.org/open-text/genres/professional-business-and-technical-writing/business-writing-in-action/1217-how-are-your-sources-using-sources

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2014). Student voice, classroom democracy, and writing that matters. California English, 20(1), 21-23.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2013). A wide-angle view of feedback on writing. California English, 14(4), 21-23.

DiMarzio, E. & Dippre, R. (2013). Research papers and social rehearsal. In D. Latta Kirby & D. Crovitz, Inside Out (pp. 154-157). Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Dippre, R. (2012). Open support and open space. English Journal, 101(3), 86-88.

DiMarzio, E. & Dippre, R. (2011). Creative and critical engagement: Constructing a teen vision of the world. English Journal, 101(2), 25-29.

Dippre, R. (2011). Poetry reading and interpretation through extensive modeling. ReadWriteThink. Retrieved from http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/poetry-reading-interpretation-through-30746.html.

Dippre, R. (2010, October). Unrehearsed reading: Helping students question and respond to a text. Classroom Notes Plus, 6-11.

Recent Conference Presentations

Dippre, R. (2015, November). Reconsidering Writing Activity in Students. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dippre, R. (2015, April). Moments and Patterns that Matter: Identifying Trajectories of Literate Activity Development in Students. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2015, February). Tracing the Development of Student Writing Activity. Presentation at the California Association of Teachers of English Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

Dippre, R. (2014, October). Moments of Activity, Patterns of Writing. Paper presented at the California Council on Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, California.