Katherine McWain

Katherine McWain

Dr. Katie McWain is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition at Texas Woman’s University. She received her PhD in English (Composition and Rhetoric) from the University of Nebraska, her MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her BA in English and Writing from Drury University.

At TWU, McWain teaches graduate courses in writing theory and pedagogy and undergraduate courses in composition while working with graduate teaching assistants, adjunct instructors, and dual enrollment teachers in the first-year composition program. Her passion is meeting students and teachers where they are and helping them conceptualize writing and pedagogy as lifelong processes of development.

McWain’s research focuses on writing program administration, first-year composition, teacher development, and dual enrollment pedagogy. Her work has been published in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and Purdue’s Teaching Information Literacy series. She has presented at conferences including College Composition and Communication, the Two-Year College Association, Feminisms and Rhetorics, and the International Writing Centers Association, and she currently is a member of a national task force on dual enrollment sponsored by College Composition and Communication. McWain previously served as assistant editor of the journal Writing Program Administration and is currently an associate editor for the Practices and Possibilities book series from Writing across the Curriculum Clearinghouse, as well as a reviewer for Teaching English in the Two-Year College. She is excited to learn more about assessment and contribute to the robust assessment culture at TWU!

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