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Katie Jo has distinguished herself as a deeply committed, creative, enthusiastic and effective teacher. She is beloved by both students and colleagues, for she is as warm and personable as she is exacting and dedicated.
— Composition Program Faculty Advisor

Courses I Teach:
ENG 301 Foundations of the English Major, co-instructor
ENG 225 Age of King Arthur: Introduction to Medieval Literature, instructor of record
ENG 220 Introduction to the English Major, co-instructor
ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry, instructor of record

WR 121, 122, 123 Introduction to College Writing Series (University of Oregon), instructor of record
WRIT 101 Introduction to College Writing (Montana State University), instructor of record

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Highlights: Pedagogical Training and Professional Development
2018    Peer-reviewed Publication: “Play the Game but Refocus the Aim: Teaching WAW within Alternative Pedagogies.” In Writing about Writing: Next Steps, New Directions. Ed. Barbara Bird, Doug Downs, I. Moriah McCracken, and Jan Rieman. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, forthcoming in 2018.

 My chapter in this book explores the critical differences between composition programs that are not conducive to pedagogy known as “Writing about Writing” (WAW) and other programs that may be open to WAW practices. Using recent research in the field of composition and rhetoric, I argue the benefits of using WAW practices and principles in the composition classroom. I then offer a set of guiding principles for implementing WAW values into alternative composition programs.

 2017—18  Member, Inclusive Pedagogies Reading Group, Center for the Study of Women in Society
This group meets twice per quarter to read current scholarship in rhetoric and composition and discuss pedagogical strategies with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the writing classroom.

2012                Certificate of College Teaching, Montana State University Department of Educational Leadership
Certification requires 12 credit hours of seminars, practicum, and educational research. I completed the program while in the final year of my Master’s program in English at Montana State University under the direction of Dr. Carrie Meyers. My research project investigated the effectiveness of the English department’s new Writing Program Outcomes with first-year writing students. 

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