"Department of English Language and Literature"

MSC03 2170
Humanities, Second Floor
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-1168
Dept. Phone: (505) 277-6347

Fax: (505) 277-0021

Lynn Beene

Professor Emerita

Contact Information

Office Location: Casetter Hall #186
Phone: 277-1168


Contemporary Literarture
Technical/Professional Writing

Rhetoric and Writing

Spring 2016:

Biology 419/519.007: Writing for Publication in the Natural Sciences
Biology 402.028: Critical Thinking in the Natural Sciences


LynnDianne Beene teaches language theory, professional writing, and contemporary fiction. For the past several years, she has taught writing and critical thinking skills for the UNM Department of Biology. In addition to owning the freelance writing company, B & F Writers, Beene has published on grammar (The Riverside Handbook of Grammar and Rhetoric), British fiction (John le Carré), writing tactics, and, most recently, existentialism in cultural and literary texts. After completing a text on editing, she is finishing work on a survey contemporary grammar models and an anthology of detective/mystery poetry. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the Modern Language Association, Editorial Freelancers' Association, and the American Dialect Society and the former main researcher for the Rocky Mountain Linguistic Atlas.