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Jennifer Coenen, Ph.D.

Portrait of Jennifer Coenen

First-Year Writing Coordinator

University Writing Program
2215 Turlington Hall
PO Box 112020
Gainesville, FL 32611-2020


  • PhD, University of Florida, 2011
  • MA, University of Florida, 2005
  • BA, Missouri State University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • ENC 1101 for UF Flexible Learning
  • ENC 1102 for UF Flexible Learning
  • ENC 2305: There’s No Place (Like Home)
  • ENC 3254: Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENC 3246: Professional Communication for Engineers
  • Health-related Writing in the Disciplines Courses
  • IDS 2935: Place-making, Self-making (for the UF Quest initiative)

Pedagogical Interests

Language and identity, online teaching and learning, first-year composition

Best Writing Advice

Let go of fears and anxieties about writing when you’re starting and drafting. It’s not final until you hit submit.