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Kristin Rozzell Murray

English Division Head and Assistant Professor of English



Ph.D. in American Literature, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A.
Masters in English, Texas Woman’s University, U.S.A.
Bachelors in English, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A.

Dr. Murray came to the vibrant city of Dubai in August 2016 as an Assistant Professor English. Before joining AUD, she spent ten years at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she developed and taught the first online composition course. Dr. Murray was also an Assistant Professor English at the University of the Virgin Islands where she opened the University’s first Writing Center and organized a Humanities Festival for Caribbean Literature.

In 2018, Dr. Murray was appointed Coordinator of the Writing Center. She teaches courses in Composition and Literature. Her areas of interest are writing center theory, Native American Literature, the essay, and reading theory. She is also a member of the Reading Across Campus Committee.

Dr. Murray’s dissertation title is: Reinventing the Self: Native American Women's Autobiographies. Dr. Murray has presented at numerous conferences, including CCCC’s, the 2018 Symposium on “Student Writing: Innovations & Transformations” in Al Ain, and the University of Malta’s “The Essay: Present Histories, Present Future.”

In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children and husband.