Kennesaw State University

Linda Stewart

Kennesaw State University
Assistant Professor of English
“Teaching is a performative act . . . that offers the space for change, invention, spontaneous shifts, that can serve as a catalyst drawing out the unique elements in each classroom” - bell hooks
Linda Stewart is a Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching. She earned her Master's degree in Literature (1997) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (1991) at the University of New Hampshire. She facilitates book clubs, workshops, and peer reviews to promote learning-centered pedagogies and practices in face-to-face or online environments. As an Assistant Professor of English, she has taught courses in English and American Studies, English Education, and General Education Literature and Composition. In 2006, Stewart was a recipient of her department's Distinguished Teaching award, and in 2009 she was awarded the English department Scholarship award. She also received KSU's Alumni Association Betty Siegel Teaching Award in 2006. Her interest in classroom assessment emerged from her participation in the 2006 Digital Media and Composition Institute and the 2009 Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program. She has facilitated assessment workshops and written about critical reflection and new media in a chapter, “Measuring Up: The Uncertainty of Assessing New Media” in her co-edited book with Dr. Laura Davis - Teachers as Avatars: English Studies in the Digital Age. Her article, "A Catalyst for Change: Staging Dramatics for Preservice English Teachers through Improv, Role-play and Collaborative Reflection" was published in January 2015 in English Education Journal. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, NCTE, the American Studies Association, and Imagining America. Her SoTL research takes an interdisciplinary approach, exploring community-engaged and culturally responsive strategies for learning-centered teaching.

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