Dr. Amy Rubens

Amy Rubens is Assistant Professor of English and co-coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing. After receiving her BA in English from the University of Delaware, she earned a PhD in English and PhD minor in American Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Rubens has over 13 years of college-level teaching experience and has taught courses in professional writing, business writing, writing for new media, composition, American literature, and creative nonfiction.

At Radford, she teaches business and professional writing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, she occasionally teaches courses in American literature, such as ENGL 470: Author in Context: Eugene O'Neill and ENGL 444: American Realism and Naturalism. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, she taught introductory medical humanities courses for the Virginia Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, which is open to gifted high school students and is hosted by Radford University every summer.

Dr. Rubens’ primary areas of research are the medical humanities, business writing, and writing in digital environments.

In her spare time, Dr. Rubens enjoys hiking, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with her family and pets.