Allison Gernant

Assistant Lecturer in the English Department & LeaRN Program

First Year Seminar Coordinator

Hoyt 215,


Allison Gernant teaches first-year composition, first year seminar, and courses in the LeaRN Program.  Her research and teaching interests include active and engaged learning practices in higher education and interdisciplinary, problem-based learning. She enjoys theatre, gardening, and paddle boarding. In the winter, she volunteers with Laramie's Medicine Bow Nordic Association (MBNA) to teach cross-country skiing to children aged five to ten. She grew up in Worland, Wyoming.


M.A. University of Wyoming

B.A. Grinnell College

Recent and Upcoming Courses

First Year Seminar: Exploring the Functions of Storytelling

First Year Seminar: America Then and America Now

Academic Success Skills

College Composition and Rhetoric

College Composition and Rhetoric II

Technical Writing in the Professions

Writing for Non-Profits

Selected Publications/Awards

Fred Slater Teaching Award, UW's Department of English 2022 & 2018

UW's PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year) Award 2018 & 2019

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award for “Courageous Community Collaboration,” co-sponsored by The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice; UW’s Social Justice Research Center; Committee on Women and People of Color; The Good Mule Project; MLK Days of Dialogue, University of Wyoming 2017

ECTL's Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, UW 2003

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