Sara Littlejohn

Sara Littlejohn

Office: 124 Mary Foust Residence Hall
Phone: 334-5915


Ph.D. University of North Carolina Greensboro 2008
M.A. Appalachian State University 2003
B.A. Appalachian State University 1989

Research Interests

Dr. Littlejohn is currently collaborating on a book project with Dr. Clark Maddux about the history of the two oldest residential colleges in North Carolina, Ashby Residential College at UNCG (1970-present) and Watauga Residential College at Appalachian State University (1972-present).

Selected Publications

“The Digital Media Commons and the Digital Literacy Center Collaborate: The Growing Pains of Creating a Sustainable Next-Gen Learning Space.”  In Sustainable Next-Gen Learning Spaces for Computers and Composition Digital Press. Russell Carpenter, Dickie Selfe, Shawn Apostel, and Kristi Apostel (Eds.) Co-authored with Kimberly M. Cuny and Kathy Crowe.  2016.

Book Review Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice by Rebecca Day Babcock and Therese Thonus. Writing Lab Newsletter. Fall, 2015.

 “Creating a Digital Support Center: Foregrounding Multiliteracy.” Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Russell Carpenter, Editor. IGI-Global. 2012.  Co-authored with Kim Cuny.

“Capitalizing on Digital Literacy: Visual Rhetoric, the Graphic Novel, and Academic Identity.” CLASH!  Superheroic Yet Sensible Strategies for Teaching Students Twenty-First Century Literacy Despite the Status Quo. Information Age Publishing. 2011.  Co-authored with Hephzibah Roskelly.

“The UNCG Writing Center, Or Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Southern Discourse.  13.3 (2011).  Summer 2011.

Awards and Honors

Mellon Grant for Transforming the Humanities at a Minority Serving Institution. Obtained funding to continue developing courses that privilege undergraduate research in the humanities. Spring 2019-2020.


Ashby Residential College

Strong Residential College