Dana Nowlin-Russell

  • Director, Grant Writing Support

Dana Nowlin-Russell is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of English where she teaches courses in the Public and Professional Writing (PPW) Program and tutors in the University’s Writing Center. During her time at Pitt, she has also held administrative roles in the Office of the Provost and Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research. 

Dana has a diverse professional experience—which includes working in education, mental health, and publishing—and has collaborated with students and writers across various settings. Most recently, she accepted a role as an editor for Color Bloq, a nonprofit organization and publication that elevates the voices of Queer and Trans People of Color. She has a BA in sociology and PPW certificate from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University. She lives in Baldwin with her husband and two fur babies, Mama Jo and Tommy.

Dana directs our support program for faculty who are writing grant proposals.