Carmen ChristopherAssistant Professor of English; Learning Center Director
005 Carlyle Campbell Library (inside the Learning Center)
Areas of Expertise
- Rhetoric, writing, and composition
- The rhetorics of the physical body and the materiality of language
- Lived experience of writers
Carmen Christopher is the Learning Center Director, Assistant Professor of English, and the Dorothy Boone Decker Endowed Chair for Learning. She earned a PhD from Old Dominion University in Rhetoric and Textual Studies; her dissertation recovers a methodology to map the lived experiences of freshman women students in first-year composition. She hails from Julian, NC and now lives in Raleigh. She enjoys gardening, yoga, book club, playing guitar, and boating.
- PhD in English, concentration in rhetoric and textual studies, Old Dominion University
- MA in English, concentration composition & rhetoric, NC State University
- BA in English, concentration creative writing, UNC Greensboro
- Dorothy Boone Decker Endowed Chair for Learning; awarded by the President of Meredith College (September 2012)
- Laura Harrill Presidential Award for noteworthy contributions to the advancement of Meredith College (May 2012)
- Sampson Community College Excellence in Teaching Award (May 2006)
- NC State University Office of the Provost University Award for Excellence (April 2001)
- “Tutoring Foreign Languages.” College Reading & Learning Association Tutor Training Handbook. Eds. Russ Hodges and Karen Agee. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning, 2012. 348-350.
- Review of Composition Studies in the New Millennium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future by Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald A. Daiker, and Edward M. White, Eds. Issues in Writing. 15.2 (Spring/Summer 2005).
- “Recognizing Dialectical Difference: The Art of Training Writing Tutors” by Beth Bir (Fayetteville State University) and Carmen Christopher (NC State University). Writing Lab Newsletter. 27.9 (May 2003).
- Review of Stories from the Center: Connecting Narrative and Theory in the Writing Center by Lynn Craigue Briggs and Meg Woolbright, Eds. NACADA Journal 22.1 (2002): 96.
- Co-author of The Transition to Higher Education textbook, NC State, First Year College, 2002-2003.
- “Many Hands Make Invisible Work: Volunteerism and the Female Academic.” Panel presentation with Dr. Danielle Roach, Miami University; Ms. Megan Mize, Old Dominion University; and Ms. Sarah McGinley, Wright State University. Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA. May, 2016.
- “Ensembles of Dignity: Anxieties in the Public Toilet.” Virginia Tech’s Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference, Roanoke, VA. April, 2016.
- “Sharing Values across the Disciplines: A Look at Writing Assignments.” NC State University’s 7th Annual NC Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, NC. February 2015.
- “Lived Experiences of Freshmen Women Students.” ODU 34th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Norfolk, VA. March 2013.
- “Meeting of Minds: Extended Cognition and the Public Space of the Composition Classroom.” College Composition and Communication Conference, Las Vegas, NV. March, 2013.
- “Research as Assessment, Assessment as Scholarship.” NC Writing Center Network’s Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. November 16, 2012.
- “Natural Born Cyborgs? How Neuroscience Explains Our Students’ Fascination with Unauthorized Technologies in the Classroom.” ODU’s 32st Annual Spring Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Norfolk, VA. March 29-30, 2012.
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