Academic Profile

Alison Caddell is an award-winning writing instructor currently teaching professional and technical writing at Purdue University. 


Master of Arts in Writing, May 2021

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, August 2008

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching style is based upon three things: feedback, openness, and demonstration:

  • Feedback - Though I always start with a specific structure for the course, I request feedback from students. This allows me to adjust the course to students' needs and learning style. 

  • Openness - Based upon this feedback and classroom interactions, I am open to critiques and insight from students. This often results in higher engagement and class investment. 

  • Demonstration - Writing is a subject that requires more than just presentation and discussion. Therefore, I encourage in-class writing and discussion activities. This provides students with a demonstration of the theories and practices the class lectures are based on.