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Instructor Spotlight: Aileen Waters

Aileen Waters has a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in English and American literature. She is a lecturer in the College Writing Program, where she teaches “Technology and Selfhood,” “Writing and Aging,” and “On Hoaxes,” themed courses which introduce first-year students to academic writing.

She also serves as co-chair for the McLeod First-Year Writing Prize, which awards original research written by first-year students on topics of race, gender, or identity. This summer, she will explore her love of creative research in a course designed to teach high school students the rigors and joys of university research.

When not teaching, reading, or writing, Aileen can usually be found in Forest Park with her dog Monroe, taking pictures of birds and trees.


Aileen teaches the Research Development High School Summer Institute.