I began my doctoral studies at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) after a decade in academia. I've worked in writing centers, the student affairs office, the president's office, and the registrar's office. I've worked with traditional undergraduate students at both two-year and four-year institutions, and I've worked with adult degree completion students.
My true passion is teaching. I have taught undergraduate students who were 17 years old and students who were 60 years old. I have experience with upper and lower division courses, teaching classes in face-to-face, hybrid online, and online formats.
My research interests lie in the realms of composition pedagogy and creative nonfiction, particularly how those two areas can intersect. I am also interested in contemporary women's rhetoric and writing, particularly in memoirs. Other research interests include multimodal composition, popular culture studies, and religious rhetoric.
I not only research and teach writing; I am also a freelance writer and editor. I also have experience editing dissertations, evaluating college entrance exams, 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.