I began my doctoral studies at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) after a decade in academia. I have worked in writing centers, student affairs, the president's office, and the office of the registrar. I have also worked with many different student populations, from traditional undergraduate students at both two-year and four-year institutions to adult degree completion students.
My passion is teaching. I have taught students who were 17 years old and students who were 60 years old. I have experience with upper- and lower-division writing courses, having taught classes in face-to-face, hybrid online, and online formats.
My research interests lie in creative nonfiction and contemporary women's rhetorics, particularly how those two areas intersect. I am also interested in how creative nonfiction and public writing can enhance composition pedagogy. Other research interests include multimodal composition, popular culture studies, and religious rhetoric.
Not only do I research and teach writing, I am also a freelance writer and editor. I have experience editing dissertations, evaluating college entrance essays, and assessing Advanced Placement exams.
I received a BA in Writing and Literature from George Fox University in 2009, and an MA in English Literature and Language from Baylor University in 2015.
Please feel free to contact me at s.kelm [at] tcu [dot] edu.