Kathryn Gindlesparger

Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric & Director of the Writing Program

Kathryn Gindlesparger, PhD

Contact

Ravenhill Mansion Rm. 201
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Kathryn.Gindlesparger@jefferson.edu

215-951-2613

Kathryn Gindlesparger

Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric & Director of the Writing Program

Education

PhD, English - Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona (2010) 
MA, English - Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona (2005) 
BA, English, Minor; Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2003)

Publications

Gindlesparger, Kathryn J. “‘Share Your Awesome Time with Others’: Interrogating Privilege and Identification in the Study Abroad Blog.” College English, vol. 81, no.1, 2018, pp. 7-26.

Gindlesparger, Kathryn J. and Holly Ryan. “Feminist Fissures: Navigating Conflict in Mentoring

Relationships.” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of

Rhetoric and Composition, vol. 19, no. 1, 2017, pp. 54-69.

http://peitho.cwshrc.org/files/2017/01/19.1_Gindlesparger-and-Ryan_FINAL.pdf

Gindlesparger, Kathryn J. “Introduction to Activism: Rhetoric, Social Justice, and

Professionally-Oriented Students.” Peace Studies Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, 2016, pp. 107-119.

http://peacestudiesjournal.org/volume-9-issue-1-march-2016/

Gindlesparger, Kathryn J. “Snapshot of a Tenure Decision.” Writing Program Administration,

vol. 35, no. 1, 2011, pp. 152-155. http://wpacouncil.org/archives/35n1/35n1symposium.pdf

Gindlesparger, Kathryn J. “The Sadder the Story, the Bigger the Check: Reciprocity as 

an Answer to Organizational Deficit Models.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, 2010, 91-105.

http://www.communityliteracy.org/index.php/clj/article/view/115

Certifications

Certificate in Youth Development, The University of Arizona, 2008

Research Interests

Dr. Gindlesparger’s research interests include the rhetorical and affective dimensions of administration, mentoring, and professional identity development. She is currently working on an ethnography that explores the embodied rhetorical practices of women as administrators. Gindlesparger’s work has appeared in College English, Peitho, Writing Program Administration, the Peace Studies Journal, and the Community Literacy Journal.