Our students are the heart and soul of our program and our greatest strength. Dedicated scholars and teachers and good departmental citizens, our students stand out for the professional support they offer each other. One of the highlights of our program is our weekly Chalk and Cheese lunch, an informal professional development seminar run by the third-year cohort for the benefit of the first- and second-year students.

Our students also work together on dissertation writing groups, and many are closely involved in campus and community groups. Explore the exciting work our students are doing or, to learn more about life in the program, contact our program ambassadors.

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Ann Carroll Burke

acburke@umich.edu

After graduating from Aquinas College and then teaching middle school English, Ann Burke earned her M.A. in English, with a concentration in rhetoric and composition, at Ball State University…Read more


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Megan Carlson

megcarls@umich.edu

Megan’s background in the sciences and healthcare communication inspired her to join Michigan’s interdisciplinary E&E program and pursue research in writing in the sciences, scientific and medical rhetoric, and examining how to better support women in the sciences.


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Jathan Day

jedayak@umich.edu

Jathan Day is a first-year JPEE student hailing from Anchorage, Alaska. He received a BA in English Literature and Languages (Japanese) and an MA in English from the University of Alaska Anchorage. …Read more


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Merideth Garcia

scriba@umich.edu

Merideth Garcia’s research interests include the integration of multimodal and multimedia composition in high school curriculum and extracurricular participation and remix practices in online fan communities. Merideth is a field instructor in the School of Education for the Undergraduate…Read more


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James Watson Hammond

jamwham@umich.edu

James Hammond’s research centers on the social and intellectual histories of writing assessment, and on educational measurement history and theory; his interests and influences include critical theory, education reform rhetoric, critical race theory, critical historiography…Read more


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Michael Hoffman

mrmike@umich.edu

Michael is looking forward to spending his time in  the E&E program thinking about how peer response can help students not only with their writing  skills, but also with social and emotional learning.

 


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Sarah Hughes

sbhghs@umich.edu

Sarah Hughes is committed to supporting students’ linguistic and discursive identity development, and her research interests include composition/rhetoric, pedagogy, and sociolinguistics.

 


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Elizabeth Hutton

ehutton@umich.edu

Lizzie Hutton’s work focuses on the way reading is conceptualized in and for the college writing classroom, especially as relates to the reading of literature. She is interested in the reading-writing connection, the various ways that different reading approaches are tied to critical thinking…Read more


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Benjamin Justin Keating

keatingb@umich.edu

Ben Keating is a doctoral candidate in JPEE. His research interests include antiracist pedagogy, critical race and whiteness theory, discourse analysis, and collaborative learning in the college writing classroom…Read more


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Anna Victoria Knutson

aknutson@umich.edu

Anna V. Knutson is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education. In her dissertation research, Anna explores how feminist-identified college students transfer writing knowledge between academic and social media contexts…Read more


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Rusi (Ruth) Li

ruthli@umich.edu

Ruth Li’s research interests include composition pedagogy, digital literacy, and new media studies…Read more

 


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Naitnaphit Limlamai

limlamai@umich.edu

Naitnaphit Limlamai is a second-year doctoral student in JPEE. Her research interests include a focus on curriculum and instruction, writing pedagogy, and social justice as a result of 13 years of teaching high school English in public and private schools in Florida, Georgia, and New York…Read more


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Ryan McCarty

ryanmcca@umich.edu

Ryan McCarty’s research focuses on the ways that translation impacts much of the learning that students do, from its effects on multilingual students, to its role in developing disciplinary knowledges and identities… Read more


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Cassandra (Casey) Otemuyiwa

cotemuyi@umich.edu

Casey is interested in teacher education and the linguistics of writing development in secondary English language arts and college composition classes….Read more

 


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Molly Parsons

mbparson@umich.edu

Molly Parsonsis a doctoral candidate in JPEE. Originally from Minnesota, she earned her BA in English from Carleton College, where she also worked as a writing center consultant for three years. After that, she trained with Teach for America and taught middle and high school English in Las Vegas while earning her M.Ed, …Read more


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Adrienne Raw

araw@umich.edu

Adrienne’s research interests in fan and media studies are founded in a lifelong interest and involvement in fandom and fan culture. She is also interested in corpus linguistics, adaptation theory, and the pedagogical theories and practices of teacher training…Read more


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Kendon Smith

kendon@umich.edu

Kendon Smith’s research interests are focused on exploring the English classroom’s potential to perpetuate myths about language and what can be done to minimize that potential.

 


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Michelle Sprouse

sprouse@umich.edu

Michelle Sprouse is a doctoral student in the Joint Program in English and Education. Originally from Ohio, she holds her BA in English Literature from Miami University and MAT in Secondary Education from Western New Mexico University…Read more


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Elizabeth Tacke

etacke@umich.edu

Elizabeth Tacke’s experience teaching 7th and 8th grade English in Oakland, CA helped to solidify her interests in studying questions of identity and writing….Read more


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Bonnie Marie Tucker

bmtucker@umich.edu

Bonnie Tucker previously taught College Composition and ESL and worked in communications at a two-year college in downtown Chicago. Her research examines the ways that the for-profit university model transforms teaching and learning in the first-year writing classroom. Additionally…Read more


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Kristin vanEyk

kvaneyk@umich.edu

Kristin’s research examines language ideologies and difference-centered approaches in the writing classroom. Before beginning her doctoral work, Kristin spent nine years as a high school composition teacher…Read more


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Kelly Wheeler

kellynnw@umich.edu

Kelly’s research interests include composition and rhetoric with an emphasis in multimodality, new materialism, and visual rhetoric.


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Emily Wilson

emwilso@umich.edu

Emily Wilson spent 11 years as a high school English teacher at schools in Florida, Colorado, and California, and she completed her master’s degree at Colorado State University…Read more


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Elizabeth (Adelay) Witherite

adelay@umich.edu

Adelay’s interests in critical pedagogy and cross-cultural communication extend from her experiences as an EFL teacher, program coordinator, and teacher educator in South Korea…Read more