General Education English Administrators

 

General Education English Co-Directors

 

Dr. Julie Barger: Dr. Barger joined the faculty of MTSU in 2008. She currently serves as the Co-Director of General Education English and teaches first-year composition, sophomore literature, and graduate courses in composition. Dr. Barger is interested in the role reading instruction plays in the teaching of writing and is currently researching the rhetorical practices of groups that advocate for women's and children's rights.  You can find additional information about Dr. Barger on her English Department faculty profile.

 

Dr. Kate Pantelides: Kate Pantelides has taught rhetoric, composition, and technical communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include rhetorical genre studies, discourse analysis, computer mediated communication, writing program administration, and the experience of parents in academe. Dr. Pantelides’ work has been published in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition: An International Journal, and Composition Forum, among other venues. You can find additional information about Dr. Pantelides on her English Department faculty profile.

 

General Education English Program Assistants:

 

Bridget Carlson

Degree Information:

  •  B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (2015)

Bridget is currently completing her thesis on Regionalism and Native American Women Writers. Her research interests include Native American & African American Literature, Writing Program Administration, and Writing Center Theory & Transfer. 

 

Rachel Donegan

Degree Information:

  •  M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (2013)
  • B.A., Lipscomb University (2007)

Biography:

Rachel Donegan is a 4th year Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Disability Studies and Composition and Rhetoric. Her dissertation focuses on using Universal Design for Learning to create new writing pedagogies that are more accessible for students and faculty with mental disabilities. She is a 2017 winner of the CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Award and a winner of a 2017 WPA-GO Travel Award for her research.

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Contact Information

General Education English Co-Directors:
Dr. Julie Barger 
Dr. Kate Pantelides

Peck Hall 324
(615) 898-2597

LDEnglish@mtsu.edu