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Dr. Kristen Garrison

(940) 397 4931
Associate Vice President
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Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Woman's University Ph.D. Rhetoric 2009
University of Kansas M.S. Education 2001
University of Kansas M.A. English 1998
University of Kansas B.A. English 1993
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 09/01/2016
Midwestern State University Writing Program Administrator 09/01/2010
Midwestern State University Writing Proficiency Coordinator 08/01/2009 08/31/2010
Midwestern State University Adjunct, English 01/15/2003 07/31/2009
University of Kansas Assistant Director, University Writing Center 07/01/2000 07/26/2002
University of Kansas Writing Consultant, University Writing Center 01/15/1999 06/30/2000
University of Kansas Adjunct, English 08/14/1998 07/26/2002

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 "’To Supply this Deficiency’: Margaret Fuller's Boston Conversations as Hybrid Rhetorical Practice." Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Eds. David Gold and Catherine Hobbs. New York: Routledge, 2013.


with Nicole Munday. "Toward Authentic Dialogue: The Origins of the Fishbowl Method and its Implications for Writing

Center Work." Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. 9.1 (2012): 1-6.

"Hard-boiled Rhetoric: The 'Fearless Speech' of Philip Marlowe." South Central Review 27.1-2 (2010): 105-22.

"The Practical Wisdom of the 'Educated Man's Daughter': Feminist Rhetorical Theory and Woolf's Three Guineas." The Theme of Peace and War in Virginia Woolf's Writings: Essays on Her Political Philosophy. Ed. Jane Wood.  New York: Edwin Mellen, 2010.

"Understanding Learning Disability as Cultural Construct."  Kansas English 93.1 (2009): 33-59.

"The Personal is Rhetorical: War, Protest, and Peace in Breast Cancer Narratives." Disability Studies Quarterly 27.4 (2007): 32 pars. <>.

with Emily Donnelli.  "Tapping Multiple Voices in Writing Center Assessment."  Academic Exchange Quarterly 7.3 (2003): 16-22.



"The Stories We (Should) Tell: Microhistorical Accounts of Current-Traditional Rhetoric and Composing Communities." Rev. of David Gold's Rhetoric at the Margins: Revising the History of Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1873-1947.  Review of Communication 9.4 (2009): 317-21.

"Unruly Dialogue: Renaming Rhetorical Situations and Recreating Audiences."  Rev. of John Schilb's Rhetorical Refusals: Defying Audiences' Expectations.  Review of Communication 9.3 (2009): 228-31.

 "Exigence and Constraints: Neoliberalism and the Rhetorical Ecology of Teaching Public Writing." Rev. of Nancy Welch's Living Room: Teaching Public Writing in a Privatized World. Review of Communication 9.2 (2009): 133-7.

"Postmodern Composition Pedagogies: Understanding Revision as a Process of Delay." Rev. of Julie Jung's Revisionary Rhetoric, Feminist Pedagogy, and Multigenre Texts. Review of Communication 7.3 (2007): 291-3.



"On Women Making Women's History: Interrogating Assumptions, Suspending Expectations." 2015 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference. Tempe, AZ, October 28-31.

"Changing Our Terms of Engagement: Connecting Writing Center Assessment to Writing Center Values." 2015 South Central Writing Centers Association conference. Austin, TX, Feb. 12-14.

“Teaching our Students How to “Think Together” With, Through, and Beyond Borders.” 2014 Rhetoric Society of America conference. San Antonio, TX, May 22-26.

“Collaboration in Online Tutoring.” With Ashley Campana. 2014 South Central Writing Centers Association conference. Stillwater, OK, March 4-6.

“Making Better Talkers: Dialogue Beyond the Writing Center.” 2012 International Writing Centers Association Conference. San Diego, CA, October 25-27.

“The Face of Ability: Initiating Fair Trade between Writing Center Scholarship and Disability Studies.” 2011 International Writing Centers Association @ Cs Collaborative. Atlanta, GA, April 6.

“The Connected Writing Subject: Bakhtin’s Answerability and Thirdspace Ethics.” 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication.” Atlanta, GA, April 6-9. 

"Dissent and Opportunity: Rhetorical Chronotopes in Margaret Fuller's Writings." 2010 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, May 28-31.

"Re-envisioning Academic Culture: Toward a Culture of Writing of a Culture of Writers?" 2010 IWCA Collaborative@CCCC. Louisville, KY, March 17-20.

"Rhetorical Listening and Dialogic Composition: Experiments in Enthusiastic Boat-Rocking."60th annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 11-14 2009.

"A Space She Cannot Own: Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 and the Search for an American Chronotope."  65th annual convention of South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX November 6-9, 2008.

"The Practical Wisdom of the "Educated Man's Daughter": Feminist Rhetorical Theory and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas." Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Denton, TX February 8, 2008. 

"Writing Center as Ambivalent Institutional Space: Refractions of Bakhtin's Carnival." International Writing Center Association conference. Houston, TX April 12-14 2007.

"Reflection, Action, Transformation: Vico's Sensus communis and Mouffe's Societas in the Democratic Composition Classroom." Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Commerce, TX February 23, 2007.


A Way
and a Will to Hope in Composition Communities," 52nd annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO. March 2001.

 "Making the Transition: A Service Learning Project for College-Bound Students with Learning Disabilities," Conference on Writing and Literature, University of Kansas. March 2001.

 "For Teachers with HALOs: Teaching Routines to Enhance the Learning of All Students," 40th annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Milwaukee, WI. November 2000.

 "Learning About Students with Learning Disabilities," National Writing Centers Association 5th annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. November 2000.