Graduate Students

Peter W. Carrillo
M.A. Student, GTA
2013 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English Linguistics, Western Oregon University

Research interests: Systemic Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics 

Laura Leighann Dicks
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2007 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English, University of Arkansas

Research interests: Digital & Media Literacies, Pop Culture, Film & Television Studies, Composition Pedagogy, Literacy Studies, Gender Studies, Southern Literature & Culture, Genre Theory, Learning Transfer

Dana Comi
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2042 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English (Writing), Whitworth University

Research interests: Material rhetorics, composition theory, creative writing studies, digital, new media, and multimodal studies

Susan Lee Duba
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2042 Wescoe Hall

M.A. Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University

Research interests: Composition pedagogy, pop culture, rhetoric of film and television, basic writing, applied linguistics 

Jake Geither
M.A. Student, GTA
2028 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English, Pittsburg University

Research interests: Interdisciplinary writing, writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, writing center research

Casey C. Keel
Ph.D. Student, GTA
3116 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English Rhetoric and Composition, Creighton University

Research interests: Working-class rhetoric, Rhetorical Genre Studies, multimodal pedagogies, assessment, student agency

Sarah Kugler
M.A. Student, GTA
3029 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English, Northwestern College

Research interests: Writing center theory, social justice in the writing classroom, intersection of ethnography and writing instruction

Charlesia McKinney
Ph.D. Student, GTA
3116 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English Literature, Kansas State University

Research interests: Feminist pedagogies, fat studies, students’ right to their own language, African American rhetoric, emotion and affect

Andrew Moos
M.A. Student, GTA
3106 Wescoe Hall

B.S.E. English & Modern Languages, Emporia State University

Research interests: Writing Pedagogy, Writing Conferences

Chelsea J. Murdock
Ph.D. Student, GTA, Richard and Jeannette Sias Fellow (Hall Center for the Humanities)
3116 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English, Kennesaw State University

Research interests: Contemporary indigenous and American Indian rhetorics, visual and material rhetorics, participatory audiences, transformative works, genre and transfer theory

Angela Murphy
Ph.D. Student, GTA, , FLAS Fellow (Wolof)
2008 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English, Northwest Missouri State University

Research interests: Transnational feminism, international policy, organizational communication, genre theory

Julie Perino
Ph.D. Student, GRA
3118 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English, Creative Writing Emphasis, University of Illinois Springfield

Research interests: Writing program administration; assessment; digital literacies; writing process studies; genre theory; gender and women's studies; rhetoric and composition; digital, new media, and multimodal studies; the English language and linguistics

Sarah E. Polo
Ph.D. Student, GTA

M.A. English Language & Literature, University of Missouri- Kansas City

Research interests: Historical writing studies, archival research, digital humanities, course design, rhetorical genre studies, composition pedagogy, public memory, gender and women's studies

Mary Frances Rice
Ph.D. Student
3061 Dole Human Development Building

M.A. Teacher Education, Brigham Young University

Research interests: Writing policies, curriculum standards, teacher identity, technology

Alisa Russell
Ph.D. Student, GRA
3030 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English, George Mason University

Research interests: Genre studies, writing across the curriculum, composition theory, writing program administration, standpoint theory, transfer theories

Dion Simmons II
M.A. Student, GTA
2024 Wescoe

B.A. English Literature, Dillard University

Research interests: Pedagogy, HBCU Pedagogy, assessment 

Amanda Sladek
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2023 Wescoe Hall

B.A. English and Psychology, Midland University

Research interests: Literacy studies, composition pedagogy, basic writing, English language studies, World Englishes, Rhetorical Genre Studies

Brittney Tyler-Milholland
Ph.D. Student, GTA
3036 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Kansas State University

Research interests: Rural Literacy, Place and Space Theory, Rhetoric Genre Studies, Writing Center Pedagogy

Kali Jo Wolkow
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2013 Wescoe Hall

B.A. Journalism and Graphic Design, Northwestern College

Research interests: Multimodal and ESL pedagogy, creative design process writing, writing with images, semiotics and communication, writing across the curriculum, composition theory

Shane Wood
Ph.D. Student, GTA
2030 Wescoe Hall

M.A. Composition Theory, California State University, Fresno

Research interests: Writing assessment, first-second year writing programs, composition theory

Wen Xin
Ph.D. Student, GTA
3118 Wescoe Hall

M.A. English, Fort Hays State University

Research interests: Translingualism, historical linguistics, composition pedagogy 

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