Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Laurie A. Pinkert

Laurie A. Pinkert, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Pinkert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida.  She joined the UCF faculty after serving as a faculty member and Writing Program Director at Humboldt State University. Laurie earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University and her M.A. in English at the University of Maine where she held teaching and programmatic appointments.

As a scholar, Laurie draws on her background in Writing Program Administration and Professional Writing to investigate the relationships between writing practice, pedagogy, and programs. Additionally, she has served or is currently serving as a member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators Task Force on Intellectual Work, a faculty mentor for the graduate organization WPA-GO, a Stage I and Stage II reviewer for the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and a facilitator for WASC-Senior College and University Commission workshops.

As someone committed to engaged pedagogy, inquiry-based research, and service-learning, her work and her students’ learning has also extended beyond the university to include projects with partners such as Eureka Rescue Mission, McKinleyville Middle School, the City of West Lafayette, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, and the Purdue Cancer Culture and Community Colloquium.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University (2013)
  • M.A. in Composition Studies from University of Maine (2008)
  • B.A. in English; Religious Studies & Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University (2004)

Research Interests


  • Writing program design, administration, and development
  • Writing teacher education and mentoring 
  • Graduate writing practices and infrastructures 
  • Service-learning pedagogy and civic engagement 
  • Writing within and across disciplines 

Selected Publications

Books

  • Composing Yourself: A Student Guide to Introductory Composition at Purdue. With Samantha Blackmon and Linda Haynes. Fountainhead Press. (2012)

Articles/Essays

  • “Developing Accounts of Instructor Learning: Recognizing the Impacts of Service-Learning Pedagogies on Writing Teachers.” With Kendall Leon and Kathryn Trauth Taylor. Composition Studies 45.1. (forthcoming Spring 2017)

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “Toward More than Instruction: Preliminary Results of a Survey of Graduate Writing Courses” in Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting, Eds.  Elena Garcia, Katie Manthey, Marilee Brooks Gilles, Soo Hyon Kim, Trixie G. Smith (forthcoming 2016)
  • “We Wanted to Have an Opening and Welcoming Space: An Interview with Malea Powell.” With Cristyn Elder and Alexandra Hidalgo in Listening to our Elders: Writing and Working for Change, Eds. Blackmon, Samantha, Christina Kirklighter, and Steve Parks. New City Community Press/Utah State Press (2011) 6-20.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91675 ENC4379 Writing and Rhetoric Capstone Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18289 ENC3250H Honors Professional Writing Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
11652 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81994 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
81773 ENC6712 Studies in Literacy and Wr Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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