Analeigh E. Horton

Analeigh E. Horton

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition; Assistant Director – Metro, Writing Program
Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Humanities



  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • Intro to Composition
  • Rhetoric and Inquiry
  • Research and Argument


  • Sociocultural Literacy
  • Multilingual/Second Language Writing (SLW)
  • Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID)
  • Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)
  • Writing and Language Program Administration (WPA)
  • Applied Linguistics; Ethnography; Qualitative Research; Digital Technology


  • BA, Samford University (Communication Studies; Latin American Studies; Spanish)
  • MA, University of Alabama (Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • PhD, University of Arizona (Rhetoric, Composition, & the Teaching of English; Second Language Acquisition & Teaching)

Academic Profile

Dr. Analeigh Horton (she/her) teaches in the undergraduate Writing Program and is a Writing Faculty Fellow for the Honors Academy. Her interdisciplinary academic interests include literacy, SLW, WAC/WID, PTW, and WPA work. Dr. Horton draws from these fields to investigate identity and user experiences (UX), emergent technologies, and organizational culture. She is guided by sociocultural and sociolinguistic theories to research how users interact with their environment. Her scholarship appears in edited collections and journals such as the Journal of Writing Assessment, Composition Forum, Across the Disciplines, and Computers and Composition.

Dr. Horton is the Outreach Coordinator for the CCCC Second Language Writing Standing Group, a Review Board member for The WAC Journal, and a past Leadership Council member for WPA-GO. Her scholarship was recognized by the CWPA 2021 Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA Studies and she was named a 2022 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award finalist by AAC&U. She invites you to learn more about her work at 

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