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Paige Walker

Ph.D student, Graduate Teaching Associate


Paige Walker is a doctoral student with a concentration in Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics focusing on Composition. Paige has taught composition to high school, community college, and university students for over 14 years in Texas and Tennessee both online and face-to-face. She currently teaches a first-year composition course and works as a tutor in the Writing Center at The University of Tennessee while pursuing her research interests in social media discourse, social media's place in composition curriculum and classrooms, and writing program administration.


  • Rhetoric, Writing, and Lingusitics
  • Social Media Discourse
  • Social Media in Composition Curriculum and Classrooms
  • Writing Program Administration
  • L2 Writing


MFA, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2011

M.Ed. University of Houston, 2002

B.A.Baylor University, 1997


  • Morning Star. Literary Mama Ezine. May 2013
  • The Lighthouse Canvas and Other Hymnal Stories, a collection of interrelated stories

Associations & Organizations

  • Council of Writing Program Administrators'
  • College Composition and Communication
  • Alpha Pi Omega

Conference Presentations

  • "Encouraging Student Persistence in First-Year Writing Courses through Engagement," Conference of Writing Program Administration, Knoxville, TN,  July 2017
  • "Instructor Perceptions of Required Textbooks' Effectiveness in Writing Courses for L2 Writers," Symposium on Second Language Writing, June 29- July 2, 2017
  • "More Than a Pile of Stories: A Lecture on the Characteristics of the Short Story Composite and Its Use to the Short Story Writer, Antioch University Los Angeles Winter 2011 Residency
  • "It's Not a Comic Book Using Graphic Novels to Teach Paragraphing," Conference Day Lone Star Cy-Fair, 2009
  • "Image Paragraphing," CASP Conference, October 2008

Contact Information

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