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Leigh Ann Copas

Publications Coordinator
Religious Studies Center

185 HGB
Provo, UT 84602-3910

Leigh Ann Copas joined the RSC in December 2022 as the publications coordinator. She works closely with authors, the publications director, editors, production supervisor, and student office support and editorial team in coordinating all publications. In addition to liaising with authors and processing submissions, returns for edits, and reviews, she assists with travel, budgeting, media relations, special projects, conference support, and other tasks. She completed a BA in English and an MA in literature/rhetoric and composition at Western Kentucky University and recently acquired a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Utah. Before working at BYU, she spent fourteen and a half years as Writing Center director at Utah Valley University and rotated teaching ESL, developmental writing, and first-year composition courses. She has served on multiple professional affiliate boards, including president of the Utah College Learning Center Association and Utah representative for the Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association. Her research interests center on analyzing peer tutoring as a high impact practice, holistic student support, mentoring student employees, and evaluating evidence-based teaching practices. In her free time, Leigh Ann enjoys fishing at Strawberry Reservoir, camping and hiking at Whiting Campground, learning Korean, reading a good thriller, and trying new restaurants.

Leigh Ann Copas