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Graduate Faculty

Kirsten BensonKirsten Benson

Director, Writing Center

212 Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Phone: (865) 974-8266
E-mail: kbenson@utk.edu

Biography

Kirsten Benson teaches courses in qualitative research methods in composition studies, composition pedagogy, public writing, and persuasive writing. Her research focuses include composition studies, writing program administration, and writing center theory and practice. She is director of the Writing Center, recipient of a CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence award.

Education

  • B.A., Boston University
  • M.A., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ed.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Publications

  • Rhetoric of Inquiry, 3rd ed. General Editor and Contributor. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.
  • “Constructing Academic Inadequacy: African American Athletes’ Stories of Schooling.” The Journal of Higher Education 71.2 (March/April 2000): 223-246