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.
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.
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
Andrew is interested in exploring the social nature of responding to student writing.
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.
Katie is interested in writing as social action, the right to speak, the construction of authority in first year composition.
Kelly’s research interests include composition and rhetoric with an emphasis in multimodality, new materialism, and visual rhetoric.
Crystal is interested in literacy studies and race-related rhetorical analysis.