Seema Mukhi Dahlheimer

Seema Mukhi Dahlheimer

Teaching Professor Assistant Director of the Engineering Communication Center

Division of Engineering Education

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MFA, University of Missouri–St. Louis, 2006
MA, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, 2004
BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002


Believes that education can be a force for liberation and freedom, and through engineering, we can build a more just and equitable world

Teaching focus

Seema Dahlheimer's pedagogical approach is to make her classes as active as possible, because she truly believes we learn best through doing and we learn best from each other. She especially likes getting to know her students as people — their interests, backgrounds and goals.


Seema Dahlheimer is a senior lecturer of Technical Writing and the assistant director of the Engineering Communication Center. She has been with the McKelvey School for 13 years, and with WashU for about 20 years (first as a student, then as an instructor). She also teaches Engineering Leadership & Team Building, Engineers in the Community, and Reflective Writing in Medicine and Healthcare. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, an MA in English with a Teaching of Writing concentration from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, and a BA in English and Secondary Education from WashU.

Prof. Dahlheimer is a writer, an educator, and a lover of all things writing-related. Her experience includes teaching writing at WashU, Fontbonne University, University of Missouri–St. Louis, Webster University, and St. Louis Community College. She has also consulted as a writing coach and freelance writer in fields such as finance, law, public engagement, health care, and technology. She also tutors high school students and college students in writing and standardized test preparation.

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