Danielle Clapham, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of the Writing Center




PhD, Marquette University

Contact Information

701-252-3467 ext. 5510

Lyngstad 208C

Office Hours

Monday: 10:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday: 12:00-1:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 AM
Thursday: 12:00-1:00 PM
Friday: 10:30-11:30 AM

Notes: Other times are avvailable by appointment. Dr. Clapham also tutors in the writing center TTh 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.


Dr. Danielle Clapham (she/her) is an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Jamestown. Originally from Southwest Wisconsin, she received her B.A in English Literature at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, MN, and her M.A. and PhD in Modernist and transnational literature at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Her literary research is in transatlantic modernism and nationalist studies in Britain, Ireland, and United States. Dr. Clapham also specializes in disability rhetoric, writing pedagogy, and writing center studies where she studies accessible pedagogy and Universal Design in Learning in college writing classrooms and writing centers. She teaches freshman composition and advanced composition courses in the English department at the University of Jamestown and serves as the Director of the Writing Center.

My Favorite Course to Teach

I actually love teaching ENGL101 and ENGL102! While there are many challenges to teaching general education courses, I love being a part of student’s first semesters at UJ and watching them figure out how to navigate this new stage in their lives.

Scholarly and Creative Works

  • “Graduate Tutor Professional Development—and Leadership—in an Undergraduate Writing Center” in Re-defining Roles: The Professional, Faculty, and Graduate Consultant’s Guide to Writing Centers (2020)
  • “Hurray for Foreigners!’: Reading Hemingway’s Spain in the Context of Tourism Studies” CEA Critic, Volume 81(1)

Awards and Grants

  • Goeden Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
  • Donna Decker Excellence in Graduate Student Writing Award, Spring 2019
  • CEA Outstanding Graduate Student Essay Award, Spring 2018
  • McCabe PhD Teaching Award Recipient, Spring 2017

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Midwest Modern Language Association