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Department ofEnglish

Amy Lueck

Amy Lueck

Associate Professor

Dr. Amy Lueck received her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from University of Louisville, where she conducted research on the formation of public high schools in the nineteenth-century U.S. Her book, A Shared History: Writing in the High School, College, and University, 1856-1886 (SIUP 2020), draws on archival research from three Louisville high schools to demonstrate the historical and ongoing overlap between high school and college writing, historicizing contemporary developments related to dual-enrollment composition courses today. 

Building on her research, Lueck's writing courses often incorporate opportunities for exciting archival research on both historical and contemporary topics of interest to students, including women's education and Indigenous history. Her courses incorporate digital and multimodal reading and composing, inviting students to consider the ways media and modes intersect with attention to audience, context, and purpose, especially when composing for public audiences. 

Lueck's most recent research and teaching focuses on spatial rhetorics, public memory, and the representation of gender, race, and class in public history and culture, from college campuses to museums to tourist attractions like the Winchester Mystery House. You can find more about her research and teaching at

In The News

June 18, 2019

Amy Lueck wrote a personal article on Avidly about going back through her high school yearbooks.