Curriculum Vita


Kendra L. Andrews, MAT, MA

Doctoral Student and FYW Graduate Assistant Director

Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD Program

North Carolina State University

CB# 8105, 246 Tompkins Hall

Raleigh, NC 27695

Tompkins Hall ||

Education  |  Teaching  |  Administration  |  Publications  |  Presentations  |   Service
Field Contributions  |  Affiliations  |  Awards & Fellowships  |  Research Interests


North Carolina State University

PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (in progress)

  • Critical Digital Pedagogy and Critical Literacy as primary research
  • Expected graduation date, May 2019


 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Masters of Arts in English, August 2014

  • Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Full-time faculty member during program completion, 4.0 GPA


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Masters of Arts in Teaching, English, June 2005

  • Post-graduate study in English, January 2003-May 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages, Spanish, May 2002

  • North Carolina Teaching Fellow, 1998- 2002
  • Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain, August 2001-December 2001

Teaching Experience

North Carolina State University

Teaching Assistant (August 2015-present)

  • Served as an instructor in the First-Year Writing Program and attended professional development, workshops, and peer group meetings to grow continuously as a purposeful instructor.
  • Developed syllabi, planned courses, and implemented course work according to new curriculum standards of Writing in the Disciplines and with new texts.
  • Taught English 101: Academic Writing and Research in a classroom environment that promoted agency and authority for writers by composing in different genres and in different rhetorical situations.
  • Currently teaching English 331: Communication for Engineering and Technology as a Distance Education course in a collaborative, community class atmosphere.

Shadow Teacher (under Chris Anson)

  • Served as a “shadow” teacher for Dr. Chris M. Anson with Meridith Reed, MA (CRDM Student) in ENG 422: “Writing Process and Theory” for Upper-Level English Majors (spring 2017)
  • Helped to design course and curriculum, attended the course twice a week, provided insight during class
  • Will serve as a shadow teacher for Dr. Chris M. Anson for a graduate course, ENG 511: “Composition Theory and History,” and offer insight on development, implementation, and during class

GTA Mentor (August 2016-present)

  • Held bi-weekly meetings and served as a liaison between the First-Year Writing Program and the new CRDM PhD TAs for curriculum, service, and pedagogical concerns
  • Worked with the English MA GTAs through mentoring sessions, workshops, and coursework in Fall 2017.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lecturer (August 2012 – May 2015)

Adjunct Writing Instructor (August 2011-May 2012)

  • Served as a member of the faculty in the First Year Writing Program and attended professional lectures, workshops, and peer group meetings to grow continuously as a purposeful instructor.
  • Taught English 1101, 1102, and 1103: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II and Accelerated in a classroom environment that promoted agency and authority for writers of all abilities, as well as provided a forum for students to dialogue about their own writing, the writing of others, and the act of writing itself.
  • Served as the chair of the faculty development committee where we planned and implemented the inaugural University Writing Program’s Charlotte-area writing conference in September 2014.
  • Developed a 4-hour, hybrid, pilot course curriculum including an online digital writing lab component.
  • Acted as the adjunct faculty representative in an effort to bring the concerns of the part-time teaching faculty to the entire department.

Cedar Ridge High School

English Teacher (August 2005-June 2010)

  • Developed a pedagogy based on the importance of critical thinking and analytical skills to create a community of lifelong learners in a classroom atmosphere focused on independent thinking and social change.

Journalism Teacher and Newspaper Advisor (January 2007-June 2010)

Acted as the journalism advisor and teacher for the school newspaper publication of The Ridge Review.

Administrative Experience

North Carolina State University

Graduate Assistant Director, First-Year Writing Program, Directed by Dr. Casie Fedukovich (2016-2018)

  • Developed and published the Online and Hybrid Instruction Website for the FYW Program
  • Redesigned and implemented the faculty workshop survey/feedback apparatus
  • Provided assistance for the Faculty Development Workshops for the First-Year Writing Program
  • Transferred and enhanced the Flex Classroom Website with Dr. Dana Gierdowski
  • Assisted with the English MA GTA Mentoring Program with Dr. Casie Fedukovich
  • Served as a Mentor/Sessions Leader in the GTA Mentoring Summer Workshops

Publications and Grant Work

  • Anson, Anson, and Andrews. (Out for review) “Teachers’ Beliefs about the Language of Peer Review.” Book Chapter in an Edited Collection: Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice, Phoebe Jackson and Christopher Weaver, eds.
  • Andrews, Kendra and T. Mark Bentley. “Multimodal Composing, Mobility, and Writing Ideas.” (upcoming illustrated research talk for Kairos).
  • Andrews, Kendra and Dana Gierdowski. “NCSU First-Year Writing Online and Hybrid Space for Instructors.” FYW Website as a Faculty Resource. 2016.
  • Andrews, Kendra and Dana Gierdowski. “First-Year Writing Program Flexible Classrooms at NC State.” Website as a Faculty Resource as well as an open audience. 2017.
  • Andrews, Kendra L. “An Introduction to Multimodal Composition.” Chapter introduction for new edition of InterTEXTS. 2016.
  • Assistant Editor. The Best of Independent Rhetoric/Composition Journals. Parlor Press: 2016.
  • NSF Collaborative Institutional Grant on Peer Response. Directed by Dr. Chris Anson.
  • “Talking about Writing: Mining Key Concepts in Students’ Reflections on Drafts in Progress.” CCCC Grant. Directed by Dr. Chris Anson.

Conference Presentations and Guest Lectures

  • Guest Lecturer, Dr. Chris Anson’s ENG 422 Class, Writing Process and Theory. “Texts and Machines: How Big Data Works for/against Language and Knowledge Construction in Composition.” April 2017.
  • Individual Panel Presentation, “Grammar & Writing Instruction: A Brief History of Definition and Debate.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Individual Panel Presentation. March 17, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Guest Lecturer, “The Wix is in: Exploring the Affordances and Limitations of Website Builders in Composition 2.0 Classrooms.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Digital Praxis Poster Session. March 17, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Guest Lecturer, “Building a Network: A Visualization and Network Approach to the Creation of ARPANET/Internet.” Internet and Society. Guest lecture for Graduate Class (AA Silva). February 2017.
  • Presenter, “Mining for Transfer: Using MyReviewers Data to Address Writing Transfer in Upper-level STEM Courses.” 4th International Conference for Writing Analytics. January 12-14, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Full Panel Presentation. Andrews, Kendra, Stacey Pigg, Chen Chen, and Desiree Dighton. “Sketchnoting, Mobility, and Writing a Spatial Self.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. October 20-22, 2016 in Louisville, KY.
    • Andrews, Kendra. “Multimodality, Mobility, and Writing Ideas.” Individual Presentation within Full Panel. Thomas R. Watson Conference. October 20-22, 2016 in Louisville, KY.
  • Co-presenter. Andrews, Kendra and Dana Gierdowski. “‘Yay! Free Food!’: Improving Responses in the Professional Development Evaluation.” Wild Acres Retreat. September 12-14, 2016 in Little Switzerland, NC.
  • Full Panel Presentation. Andrews, Kendra, Desiree Dighton, and T. Mark Bentley. “Archiving Social Media, Video Games, and Electracy: Bridging Disciplines and Promoting Literacies in First-­Year Composition.” Computers & Writing Conference. May 19-21, 2016 in Rochester, NY.
    • Andrews, Kendra. “Composition 2.0: Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing in the 21st Century.” Individual Panel Presentation. Computers & Writing Conference. May 19-21, 2016 in Rochester, NY.
  • Panel Chair, “Power, Politics, and Accreditation: Effecting Culture Change with Writing-focused QEPs.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2016: Taking Action. NCTE. Houston, Texas. April 2016.
  • Workshop Participant, “Evocative Objects Workshop: Re-imagining the Possibilities of Material Objects and Multimodal Composing.” Directed by Dr. Jody Shipka. CWSP Workshops. North Carolina State University, April 2016.
  • Presenter, “Composition 2.0: Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing in the 21st Century.” CRDM Symposium 2016: Critical Invention–Media, Engagement, Practice. NC State, March 2016.
  • Presenter, “Approaches to Inquiry—Participatory Composition: Inquiry, Invention, and Electracy.” UNCC University Writing Program Fall Conference: Print <–>Digital: Connecting Convention, Tradition, and Innovation, UNC Charlotte, October 2015.
  • Attendant, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Risk and Reward, Tampa, Florida, March 2015.
  • Guest Lecturer, Dr. Joan Mullin’s class, ENGL 6195—Teaching College Writing, “Using Multimodality and Digital Composition in the Classroom,” UNC Charlotte, January 2015.
  • Presenter, “Using Digital Composition to Give Student Writing a Purpose: How taking a digital approach in the writing classroom creates engagement, empowerment, and authority for student writers.” NCETA Fall Conference: Pedagogies of Now, NC State University, October 2014.
  • Presenter, “What is Good Writing?” UNCC NWP Spring Conference: Conventional Wisdom—Becoming Mechanically Inclined, UNC Charlotte, April 2014.
  • Presenter, “Social Constructs of ‘Good’ Writing: the ‘Hows’ and ‘Whys’ of Genre Theory.” NCETA Fall Conference: Connect and Reflect—Creating the Commons, UNC Wilmington, October 2013.
  • Guest Lecturer, Dr. Lil Brannon’s class, ENGL 4200—The Teaching of Writing, “Writing assessment—what is ‘good’ and what do we value?” UNC Charlotte, December 2013.
  • Presenter, “Wixcraft and Wixary: Dispelling the apprehension and skepticism surrounding website builders and meme generators as effective modes of reflection.” UNCC NWP Fall Conference: Participatory Media—Digital Literacy in the Community, Imaginon Library, September 2013.
  • Participant, Summer Institute for National Writing Project, ENGL 6062, UNC Charlotte, Summer 2013.
  • Presenter, “Bob Dylan: Raconteur or Rhetorician? A Digital Essay.” CDRM Research Symposium: Emerging Genres, Forms, Narratives—in New Media Environments, NCSU, April 2013.

Program Participation and University Service

  • 2017-2018 Peer Mentoring Cohort
    • Attended, participated, and worked with peer mentors from PhD programs across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University.
    • Will provide peer mentoring programming and leadership for the 2017-2018 academic year within the CRDM program primarily and the College of Humanities generally.
  • CRDM Symposium Co-Chair
    • Developed, organized, and ran the 2017 CRDM Symposium, The ReMIX: Multimodality and Intersectionality in Culture, Communication, and The Academy. March 24-25 at North Carolina State University. Event included interactive talks, virtual exhibits, digital installations, and student showcase.
    • Keynote: Dr. Adam Banks. Featured Speakers: Dr. Victoria Gallagher, Dr. Dan Melzer, Dr. Keon Pettiway and Prof. Darrell Stover.
  • Organized and offered volunteer opportunities for CRDM Recruitment 2017
  • CRDM Student Association (CRDMSA) Vice-President and Social Organizer, 2016-2017
  • CRDMSA English Department Program Representative for CRDM Program Committee, 2016-2017
  • Co-Chair, Carolina Rhetoric Conference (regional), NCSU Chapter of Rhetoric Society of America, 2016.
  • Chair and Member, Faculty Development Committee, UNC Charlotte, Academic Year 2014-2015.
  • Curriculum Development Team, 1103+ Model (hybrid and combined course sequence) for University Writing Program, 2015.
  • Presenter, Faculty Lunch-n-Learn, Multimodal Composition, UNC Charlotte, 2014-2015.
  • Mentor, English Graduate Students Shadow Program, UNC Charlotte, 2014-2015.
  • Advisor, Club Tennis, UNC Charlotte, 2013-2015.
  • Member, First Year Writing Awards Committee, University Writing Program, UNCC, 2013-2014.
  • Teacher Consultant, National Writing Project at UNC Charlotte, since July 2013.
  • Member, Ad Hoc Social Committee, First Year Writing Program, UNC Charlotte, Fall 2012

Composition Field Contributions

  • Participation in the 2017 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Local Host Committee and Volunteer. Conference of Writing Program Administrators 2017. Led tours of downtown Raleigh as well as organized events for a national conference
  • WPA-GO Social Committee Advertising Coordinator. Designed and developed promotional materials for the WPA-GO Social at CCCC 2017 in Portland, Oregon
  • Meeting in the Middle Conference for the Carolinas Writing Program Administration. Ran the CFP development Workshop. February 2017


Professional Affiliations

  • HASTAC Scholar, 2015-2016
  • Rhetoric Society of America, 2015-2016
  • National Council of Teachers of English, member in 2004 and current
  • North Carolina English Teachers Association since 2013
  • North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program since 1998
  • North Carolina Standard Professional II Continuing Teaching License, English (9-12)
  • Granted Career Status Teacher by Orange County Schools, 2009
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Association Executive Board, 2009-2010
  • AP Language and Composition certified since 2008

Awards and Fellowships

  • Accepted to Dartmouth Summer Seminar in Composition Research, August 2017
  • Recognition for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, NCSU Graduate School, 2015-2016
  • University Graduate Fellowship, NC State University, 2015-2016
  • HASTAC Scholar Travel Grant, 2015-2016
  • CRDM Funding and Teaching Assistantship, NC State University, 2015-2019
  • PEP Travel Grant to attend CCCC, Cengage Learning, 2015 and 2016
  • Course Release for Pilot-Course/Curriculum Design, UNC Charlotte, 2015
  • North Carolina Teaching Fellow, 1998-2002

Research Interests

  • Writing Program Administration
  • The Digital Divide and Access
  • Digital Pedagogy in First-Year Composition
  • New Media and Composition
  • History of Composition Studies
  • 21st Century Literacies and Multimodality