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Lee Peterson

Lee  Peterson

Assistant Teaching Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

204 Robert L. Smith Learning Resources Center
Altoona , PA
Office Phone: (814) 940-3147


Lee Peterson received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in creative writing and her BA from Oberlin College in women's studies and English literature. Her poetic, research, and community interests center around issues of human rights, the experiences of women and girls in wartime, and trauma and recovery. She has published and presented her work widely and taught at the graduate, undergraduate and community college level. In 2004, Peterson held the position of Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona, where she is now Instructor of English, teaching in the areas of academic, creative writing, literature, and women's studies. She also tutors students individually as the campus Writing Specialist.