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Kedra James

Assistant Professor of English

B.A. Tougaloo College
M.A. Kansas State University
Ph.D. University of Alabama

Dr. James is an assistant professor of English, and her research interests include composition pedagogy, basic and developmental writing, literacy studies, technology and writing, African American English and the African American rhetorical tradition, and professional and technical writing. She has presented her research at regional and national conferences in her field, such as the Thomas R. Watson Conference and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). She has also presented her research at the Writing Research across Borders Conference in Paris, France and at the Rhetoric Society of America conference.
Prior to joining the NCWC faculty, Dr. James taught composition courses and technical and professional writing courses at Kansas State University and at the University of Alabama. Dr. James received the Making a Difference Teaching Award from the Women in Engineering and Science Program (2005) and the Longman/Expository Writing Program Exemplar Award (2007). Dr. James was also selected as a Graduate Council Research Fellow (2011-2012) and as a Southern Regional Education Board State-Doctoral Fellow (2012-2013) and received the Joffre and Zadie B. Whisenton Award (2013).

At NCWC, she teaches Basic Reading and Writing, English Composition, Business Communication, and other upper-level writing courses.

She enjoys watching college football, exploring new technologies, and spending time with family and friends. She is from Itta Bena, MS.

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