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:
- 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.
- M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (2013)
- B.A., Lipscomb University (2007)
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.
General Education English Co-Directors:
Dr. Julie Barger
Dr. Kate Pantelides
Peck Hall 324