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Julia Bleakney is the Director of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking at Stanford University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. (First Class Honors) from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, where she was born and grew up. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a full-time faculty member and director of the writing center at a community college in Southern California. She is an active participant in the national writing center community. Her research focuses on the history, politics, and practices of writing center assessment in U.S. colleges and universities.