Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Barbara Rau Kyle

Barbara Rau Kyle, M.A.


  • M.A. in English Literature from University of Central Florida (2006)

Research Interests

  • Composition and writing center theory
  • Information literacy and new media
  • English as a second language

Selected Publications


  • “The Hybrid Writing Center: Colonizing the Regional Campus.” Writing Lab Newsletter. June 2009.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish's Graphic Design History. Rhizomes. July 2011.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • “Writing for Publication in English as a Second Language: Working in Shanghai with Engineering Graduate Students.” Florida College English Association 2015 Conference. St. Petersburg, Florida, October 8, 2015.
  • "Writing Papers for Publication in English.” Tongji University. Shanghai, China, May 26, 2015.
  • Participatory Information Production in an Era of Information Overload. 8th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, Georgia, September 23, 2011.
  • Kyle, Barbara Rau, Barbara Alderman, and Andy Todd. Multiple Partnerships for Student Information Literacy: Library, Writing Center, Faculty, and Administrators. 7th Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, Georgia, October 1-2, 2010.
  • Library and Writing Center Collaboration for Student Information Literacy. European Writing Center Association. Paris, May 25, 2010.
  • Kyle, Barbara, and Karen Cuda. Developing a Mission Statement for a Joint University-Community College Writing Center. IWCA CCCC Collaborative 2009. San Francisco, California, March 11, 2009.
  • The Hybrid Writing Center: Post-Colonial Theory and the Satellite Campus. Southeast Writing Center Association Conference. Savannah, Georgia, February 7-9, 2008.
  • Kyle, Barbara, and Russell Carpenter. Designing and Evaluating Writing Sessions as an Effective Means of Developing Information Literacy Skills in College Learners. Georgia Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, Georgia, October 5-6, 2007.
  • The Heart and the Eye of Subjectivity: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Gertrude Stein. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 2006 Conference. Riverside, California, November 10-11, 2006.
  • Authenticity: Battlefield of Postcolonial Production. Fifteenth Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, Georgia, February 24-25, 2006.
  • Anne Dudley Bradstreet: Reluctant American Poet. Florida College English Association Annual Meeting. Daytona Beach, Florida, November 3-4, 2005.


Professional Development Leave to establish Tongji University Writing Center, Shanghai. 2016-2017.

Integrating Writing and Research: A Collaborative Project to Promote Information Fluency on a Regional Campus. QEP Grant 2007-2010.


  • Instructor of first-year and upper-division courses
  • Doctoral student in Texts and Technology

Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH - Building 123) Room 165A
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