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PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nevada, Reno
MA, English (Composition), Sacramento State University
BA, English, Sacramento State University
Critical Studies of writing assessment; writing program administration; contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism; public rhetoric; and, composition pedagogy.
Key questions about the intersectionality of rhetoric, identity, and education that undergird all of Katrina’s work. Her research uses diverse methodologies to investigate the rhetorical junctures of education and identity and specifically focuses on representations of writing assessment in and across discursive spheres—including technical and the public spheres. Her use of strategic variations of rhetorical theory enables imagination of writing assessment’s complicated disciplinary past and rethink its foundational concepts through its multifaceted rhetorical situatedness in order to better understand writing assessment as a dynamic and relational rhetorical process influenced by a whole host of suasive forces.
In addition to coordinating Basic Writing Program and LSE Assessment, Katrina teaches courses in the LSE program.