Laura McGrath
Courses | Curriculum Vitae

I am a professor of English at Kennesaw State University in the metro Atlanta area, where I teach a variety of rhetoric/composition and professional writing courses, including Topics in Digital Rhetoric, Writing as a Process (Master of Arts in Professional Writing), and Teaching Writing in High Schools and Colleges (MAPW).

I have fifteen years of online teaching experience, and I served as Assistant Director of Distance Education for my college. I am currently a member of a panel of online writing instruction (OWI) experts and stakeholders that supports the important work of the CCCC Committee on Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction.

My scholarship and service activities focus on digital writing, rhetoric, and culture, online learning, and faculty development. I have presented and published on these topics in a variety of venues, including my open-access edited collection: Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies (Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2011).

Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies presents diverse examples of how researchers and teachers in English studies are working together and with other disciplines and stakeholders to examine digital tools, texts, and user practices, locally and globally, within and beyond the academy. These examples reveal practitioners using collaborative approaches to pool expertise and resources, challenge boundaries, develop nuanced perspectives, experiment and discover, and shape the future of the profession, accomplishing through these interactions what could not be achieved as productively alone.

My current research examines technology and the rhetoric of women's empowerment and STEM rhetoric.

Laura McGrath Contact:
Kennesaw State University
English Department
Department of English
440 Bartow Ave
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
(phone) 470.578.6876
(fax) 770.423.6524