General Education English Administrators

Director

 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.

Associate Director 

Dr. Erica Stone: Erica joined the department in Fall 2020. She serves as the Associate Director of General Education English and teaches courses in first-year writing and technical and professional writing. Erica's research interests include technical & professional writing; community & public rhetorics; field research methods; feminist method/ologies; writing program administration. You can find additional information about Dr. Erica Stone on her English Department faculty profile.

Program Coordinator 

Dr. Shane McCoy: Shane joined the department in Fall 2018. They serve as a lecturer and the Program Coordinator of General Education English and teach courses in first year writing, African American Literature, and Gay and Lesbian Literature. Shane's research interests include feminist pedagogies, social justice, and pedagogies of empowerment. You can find additional information about Dr. Shane McCoy on their English Department faculty profile and personal website, The Feminist Pedagogue.

Program Assistants

Nich Krause: Nich joined the Ph.D. program at MTSU in the Fall of 2020. He was born and raised in the mountainous terrain of Colorado, where he received both his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy at Colorado State University. Nich is a graduate student instructor who spends much of his time expanding his mind in his primary areas of research, which include film theory, feminist pragmatism, and 20th-century American literature. 

Caroline LaPlue: Caroline joined the English Ph.D. program at MTSU in 2021. She received her M.A. from Aberystwyth University in Wales, and has taught English at the high school and collegiate levels. She serves as a graduate student instructor at MTSU and teaches courses in first-year writing. Caroline’s research interests include Victorian literature, linguistics, and writing and literature pedagogy.

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Contact Information

General Education English Director:

Dr. Kate Pantelides
Peck Hall 324

(615) 898-2579