Kristeen Cherney, Ph.D.


Georgia State University, December 2018

Doctor of Philosophy in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

Southern New Hampshire University, July 2015

Master of Arts in English

Florida Gulf Coast University, December 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, concentration in Public Relations

Minor in Marketing


Professional Writing

Freelance Health and Wellness Writer    October 2008-Present

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Social Anxiety Community Contributor for The Mighty    January 2019-Present


Teaching Experience

Georgia State University                            August 2015-May 2018

Advanced Teaching Fellow, 2017-2018

Spring 2018: English Composition II: College Research and Writing in the Era of Alternative Facts

Fall 2017: English Composition I: Community Literacy and College Writing

Spring 2017: English Composition II: Primary Research and Writing in Community

Fall 2016: English Composition I: Literacy and Composition

Spring 2016: English Composition II: Archival and Community-Based Research

Fall 2015 English Composition I: Georgia State University Composition


Conference Presentations

“Self-Publication: Exploring the Potential Opportunities and Challenges for the Independent Scholar.” Presentation for the National Coalition of Independent Scholars annual conference, Amherst, Massachusetts. (Upcoming: June 2019).

“Feminisms and Autism: An Exploration of Modern Feminist Rhetorical Practices and Advocacy.” Presentation for Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH. October, 2017.

“Cultivating Digital Inclusion: Assessing the Challenges of Digital Classroom Texts and Inclusivity on the Web.” Concurrent Session: “Rhetorics of Disability: Cultivating Change Across Discourse Communities and Developing Connections for Receptivity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland Oregon. March, 2017.

“Literacy Impacts of AR on Students with Autism and the Challenges Faced in First-Year Composition.”Presentation for the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Research Network Forum, Houston, TX. April, 2016.

“Inclusion for the ‘Isolated’: Writing Tutoring Strategies for Students with ASD.” Presentation for the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s annual conference, Columbus, GA. February, 2016.

“Social Constructs and Humor: Exploring Native American Oppression Through a 21st Century Narrative from Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Presentation for Bowling Green State University’s conference on 21st Century Englishes, Bowling Green, OH. October, 2015.


Scholarly Articles and Publications

“Programs and Evaluations: Student Profiling.” Co-written with Margaret Price. Handbook of Violence in Education: Forms, Factors, and Preventions. Ed. Harvey Shapiro, Wiley Blackwell. May 2018.

Contingent Faculty Publishing in Community: Case Studies for Successful Collaborations, Edited by Letizia Guglielmo and Lynée Lewis Gaillet. Review for Journal of Teaching Writing. Winter 2018.

 Becoming a College Writer: Readings to Write By. Co-edited with Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Kristen Ruccio, and Nathan Wagner. Fountainhead Press, 2017.

“The Coexistence of Faith and Rationality: An Examination of Agnostic Rhetorics in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Journal of Dracula Studies. November 2017.

GSU Guide to First-Year Writing (textbook) Chapter 7: “Writing About Visual Images” co-authored with Diana Eidson, Charles Grimm, and Ryan Pine. Summer 2017.

“Inclusion for the ‘Isolated’: Writing Tutoring Strategies for Students with ASD.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. (July 2017).

GSU: Guide to First-Year Writing. Chapter 12: “Archival Research and Writing.” August 2016.

“Alleviating the Summer ‘Monkey Mind.’” Literacy & NCTE: The Official Blog of the National Council of Teachers of English. NCTE, July 2016. Web.

“Anxiety and Technology in the Classroom: Identification and Solutions for Multimodal Inclusivity.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, June 2016. Web.