Kim Donovan

Director, Center for Academic Enrichment & Adjunct Faculty
Phone: (603) 641-4156
Office: Center for Academic Enrichment, 88 Commercial Street, RM 236, Manchester, NH 03101


Kim Donovan is the Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Previously, she was an assistant professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University. She has taught college composition and coordinated writing tutoring since 2000, following a thirteen-year career in secondary English teaching that included serving as department chair and district K-12 Language Arts coordinator. A previous doctoral candidate in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and current doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Plymouth State University, she is interested in writing and learning center pedagogy, first-year writing, writing across the curriculum, and access in higher education.


  • M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, Keene State College
  • ABD Composition and TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Ed.D student, Plymouth State University


  • “Sustaining Writing Center Pedagogy in the Learning Center.” Presentation co-led with Alan Schulte and Selina Marcille, at New England Writing Centers Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA, March 24, 2018.
  • “Acclimating to Shifting Landscapes: Revising Placement Practices for English Composition.” Presentation at Learning Assistance Association of New England Annual Conference, Nashua, NH, October 20, 2017.
  • "‘My professor is on YouTube!’: Designing Learning Center Practices to Facilitate Student Engagement in Technology-Enhanced Classrooms.” Presentation at National College Learning Centers Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, September 29, 2017.
  • Chapter co-author, with A. Donahue and C. Gamtso, “The Research Mentor Program at University of New Hampshire/Manchester Library,” in Peer Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries. E. Rinto, J. Watts, & R. Mitola (Eds.) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • “Reflection Activities to Promote Metacognition in First-Year Students.” Presentation with Jeanne Hughes at College Reading and Learning Association Northeast Annual Conference, Bronx,, NY, March 24, 2017.
  • “Partners in Information Literacy: The Research Mentor Program at UNH Manchester.” Presentation with Annie Donahue and Carolyn Gamtso at Creating Knowledge VIII Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2-3 of June 2-3, 2016.
  • Chapter co-author, with co-authored with A. Donahue, C. Gamtso, J. Jefferson, and R. Blair-Vogt, "Librarian and Peer Research Mentor Partnerships Promote Student Success," in Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations, Ed. B. Doherty, IGI-Global, 2016.
  • “The EXCELL Program: Developing Persistence in ESOL Students and Providing Opportunities for Tutors.” Presentation with Michael Pugh, Katie Sarette, and Bruce Rheaume at Learning Assistance Association of New England Annual Conference, Barnstable, MA, October 30, 2015.
  • “Making Learning Accessible for ELL Students: Strategies and Insights.” Presentation with Jeanne Hughes at Learning Assistance Association of New England Annual Conference, Barnstable, MA, October 29, 2014.
  • “Transforming Literacy: The First-Year Writing Program Revolutionized.” Presentation with Crystal Bickford, Jeanne Hughes, and Rebecca Mahoney at College Reading and Learning association annual conference, Boston, MA, November 6-9, 2013.
  • The Writing Center as Community Garden. Conference host. Northeast Writing Center Association Conference, Manchester, NH, March 12-13, 2011.
  • “Sustainability: The Missing Link in WAC Assessment.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Louisville,, KY, March 19, 2010.


  • Northeast Writing Center Association
  • Learning Assistance Association of New England
  • National Association of Developmental Education
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession


  • ENGL 401, First-year Composition
  • PTC 500, Business Communication
  • UMST 521, Tutor Development 


  • Writing and learning center pedagogy
  • First-year writing
  • Writing across the curriculum and access to higher education.