Kennesaw State University
Associate Professor of English
"If you are here to learn how to write, then you are out of luck. I can't teach you how to write, because YOU are already a writer. You write every day of your lives; texts, blog posts, tweets, photographs, and videos are all evidence of your writing. In our community, I will guide you to find your voice specifically in the genre of academic writing. You and I will work with each other to facilitate your growth as writers and scholars." -- Jeanne Bohannon
I earned my Ph.D in rhetoric and composition from Georgia State University, specializing in post-process composition theory and rhetorical praxis. My research finds further loci in diverse sub-fields of language study, including digital literacies, descriptive grammar, 19th-century women's and African American rhetorics, performativity theory, archival recoveries, and socio-linguistics. I also conduct empirical research with undergraduate student-scholars, interrogating the intersections of information literacies as they evidence themselves across institutional contexts. I have published work in Studies in the Literary Imagination, the Journal of Learning Communities Research, Women in Judaism, Composition Studies, Writing Networks fort Social Justice, and edited collections from Purdue University Press, Routledge, and Southern Illinois UP. I have presented my diverse work at regional and national conferences on panels and in workshops, including Computers & Writing, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Texas Rhetoric Symposium, and the Conference on African Diasporas. My teaching praxis centers on disrupting binaries that separate teachers and students as well as engendering opportunities for student-scholars to enter into academic conservations with informed voices. My current projects include a historiographic recovery of the people, places, and events of the Atlanta Student Movement (funded by a $100,000 Rich Foundation grant) as well as a multi-institutional national information literacy project (LILAC).