Prof. Hamlen joined the IWP faculty in 2015 as part of a studio writing course pilot program. She began teaching writing in 2007, after helping to establish the Leadership Communication Skills Center, a writing and speaking center for military officers and civilian interagency personnel attending Marine Corps University’s degree-granting programs. During her tenure at MCU, she has assisted students and faculty to prepare writing for publication, taught writing workshops and courses, and served as the lead editor of the University’s official writing guide.
Prof. Hamlen holds a BA in English from the University of Mary Washington and is an M.Ed. candidate in the Adult Education program at the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently finishing her Master’s thesis, which focuses on strategies for facilitating creative problem solving in military environments.