Kathy L. Rowley currently works as a lecturer at Eastern Washington University. She received her bachelors of fine arts in graphic design from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California followed by her master's degree in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and teaching writing from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. Currently, she is continuing graduate work at Eastern in technical communication.
Early in her career as a graphic designer, Kathy not only designed for web and print materials, but moved into an office management position with Professional Video and Sound where she handled both accounting and administrative positions. After acceptance into the graduate program at CSU Stanislaus, Kathy worked as a CSU Stanislaus Teaching Assistant from 2008-2011. She also was employed as Assistant Writing Center Director in 2010, where she initiated the proposal of and received $102,000 through a Title V Grant from the state of California. This funding was used to upgrade the Writing Center to ADA compliance as well as bringing in computer stations with laptops, waiting room furniture, and additional round tables and chairs with wheels.
At EWU, Kathy has taught English Composition 100, 101, and 201; English 205 Introduction to Technical Communication; and Eastern Scholarly Academia. Her service work includes volunteer responder in the Writers' Center and teaching technology workshops for the composition program. Kathy's continued research and conference presentations involve developing informed pedagogy and curriculum for English Composition and technical communication courses.
Her areas of specialization involve the utilization of technology: Student Empowerment and New Media, Rhetoric of Composition Spaces, Techno-Feminism and Gendered-Biased Technology, and Online Discussion as Praxis.
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