Blackburn, Jessie

Blackburn Jessie
Dr. Jessie Blackburn
Director of Composition, Director of Women's Studies and Assistant Professor of English
Division of Communication and the Arts
Contact Information:

211B Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
Ph.D. Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy, University of Arkansas 2010
M.A. English Education, Appalachian State University 2000
M.A. Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University 1999
B.A. English, Brenau Women's University 1997

Academic Focus:
Dr. Blackburn teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, literature, digital media and feminist theory and texts.

Short Bio:
Dr. Blackburn joined the faculty at Pitt-Bradford in fall 2010. Prior to that, she was the assistant writing program administrator for advanced composition at the University of Arkansas.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:
Dr. Blackburn's research interests include 21st century English education, rhetorical criticism, digital media studies, writing program administration, feminist composition theories, and writing as resistance and social practice. Her most recent and forthcoming publications appear in the Journal of International Women's Studies, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Across the Disciplines, and the Appalachian Journal.