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.
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.
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
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
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.
Sarah Hughes is committed to supporting students’ linguistic and discursive identity development, and her research interests include composition/rhetoric, pedagogy, and sociolinguistics.
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
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
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
Kendon Smith is a first-year student in the Joint Program in English and Education. His research interests include writing pedagogy, teacher education, and sociolinguistics. This involves exploring what teachers know and believe about language and the extent to which these beliefs and knowledge are reflected in teaching practices.
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
Kelly’s research interests include composition and rhetoric with an emphasis in multimodality, new materialism, and visual rhetoric.