Ann B. Dobie is professor emerita of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she directed graduate studies in rhetoric and the University’s writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has also directed a summer institute at the University of Vermont and worked with the Malta Writing Programme in Valetta, Malta. In 2002 she chaired the One Book, One City Program “Lafayette Reads Ernest Gaines.”
She is the author (or co-author) of fourteen books, compiler and editor of three literary anthologies, and the author of numerous articles on literature and composition. Her latest books are Remembering Lafayette: 1930-1955, a fourth edition of Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism, and Civil Changes: Civil Service in Louisiana. For thirteen years she served as founder and director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana. She is currently serving as Editor for the Literature Section of KnowLA, an online encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.