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Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech

Professor Dubinsky is the founding director of the department’s Professional Writing Program and was instrumental in helping to shape the first liberal arts PhD at VT (in Rhetoric and Writing).

He is the founding director of the Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships (now VT-Engage) and the lead faculty member in Veterans in Society initiative – organized and/or chaired three national conference on Veterans in Society.

Dubinsky is also a steering committee member of a county-wide Dialogue on Race that began before the major shootings (e.g., Ferguson, MO; Charleston, SC); additionally, he helped organize four Dialogue on Race Summits (2013 -2016). These included all local police chiefs, town officials (mayor, council representatives), and county officials (board of supervisors, school boards).


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech


  • 1998 
    Miami University (Ohio), PhD (Rhetoric & Professional Communication)
  • 1986 
    University of California, Berkeley, MA (English Literature)
  • 1977 
    Wake Forest University, BA (English)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Veterans in American Society
    Funding Source:
    National Endowment for the Humanities