Laura McGrath
Courses | Curriculum Vitae

I am an associate 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 Writing in Digital Environments, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, Writing as a Process (Master of Arts in Professional Writing), Teaching Writing in High Schools and Colleges (MAPW), and Digital Technology in the Writing Classroom (MAPW).

I have ten years of online teaching experience, and I served for two years as Assistant Director and then as Associate Director of Distance Education for my college. I also served on "a panel of OWI experts and stakeholders" that supported the important work of the CCCC Committee on Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction.

My scholarship and service activities focus on digital writing 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.

Laura McGrath Contact:
Kennesaw State University
English Department, #2701
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
(phone) 470.578.6876
(fax) 770.423.6524