About

Anna teaches courses on composition, rhetoric, digital technology and culture, technical and professional writing, and creative writing in a variety of settings, including an on-going teaching practice through Arts in Corrections at New Folsom Prison in Represa, CA. She enjoys supporting writers and teachers of writing, inside and outside formal systems of schooling. She is grateful for the community of writers, artists, and teaching artists who have contributed to her understanding of what is possible when people choose to come together and put pieces of themselves down on paper.

Anna received her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University. Currently, she is the Director of the Critical Literacies Achievement and Success Program (CLASP) at WSU and a professor in the Department of English. CLASP works with students and faculty on issues of classroom inclusion and academic literacies, focusing particularly on the support of underrepresented students and the connection between pedagogy and retention.

She earned her Masters degree from Kansas State University in Secondary Education and also has an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University. Anna formerly held an eight-year post as an academic advisor and learning specialist at Washington State University.  Her primary scholarly interests weave together:

– Indigenous Methodologies
– Decolonial Methodologies
– Cross-cultural Rhetorics
– Prison writing programs
– Community Literacy
– Stereotype Threat theory
– Pedagogies for student persistence and self-efficacy
– Critical Race Theory
– Pedagogies of Inclusion
– Theories of Technical Communication
– Multimodal composition
– Bureaucratic rhetorics
– Ecosocial Theory
– Creative Non-fiction

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