Kelly Ritter

Associate Dean of LAS and Professor of English

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997, M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1994, B.A., University of Iowa

Research Interests

Archival Studies and Historiography; Writing Program Administration; Composition Theory; Pedagogical Theory; Digital Rhetorics and Online Discourse

Specialty

Writing Studies

Biography

Professor Ritter is Associate Dean of Curricula and Academic Policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Writing Studies; Archival Research and Historiography; Writing Program Administration; Composition Theory; Basic Writing
  • Literacy Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
  • M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1994
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1991

External URLs

Courses

  • English 593: Rhetoric Proseminar
  • English 582: Historiographies of Writing
  • English 583: Writing Program Administration

Publications

Books

  • Ritter, Kelly. Reframing the Subject: Postwar Instructional Films and Class-Conscious Literacies. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.
  • Ritter, Kelly. To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
  • Ritter, Kelly. Who Owns School? Authority, Students, and Online Discourse. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010.
  • Ritter, Kelly. Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960. Carbondale, IL: SIU Press/Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, 2009.

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Edited Books

  • Ritter, Kelly, and Paul K. Matsuda. Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, Perspectives. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2012.
  • Ritter, Kelly, and Stephanie Vanderslice. Can It Really Be Taught? Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2007.

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