Kathleen Turner Ledgerwood
Assistant Professor of English
Writing Area Coordinator
126 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall (Inside Room 120)
Northern Illinois University, Ph.D. and MA
Lincoln University, BS and BSEd
Research and Teaching
Teaching areas include teacher preparation for teaching writing, African American literature, women's literature, writing and research, and first-year composition. Research areas include teaching writing, minorities in literature and media, and popular media and culture.
2021 "‘I Know My Value': The Standpoint Evolution of Agent Carter as a Transmedia and Transgenerational Feminist" Gender Defenders
2021 "Interventions Foregrounding and Honoring Black Language in FYC from a HBCU/PBI Perspective" WPA: Writing Program Administration http://wpacouncil.org/aws/CWPA/asset_manager/get_file/604389?ver=2
2020 "PARSing out the Course: User-Centered Design through HyperDocs in Online Writing Instruction," PARS in Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse, 2020. eBook & Print.
2018 "‘I'm Your Person': Television Narrates Female Friendships in the Workplace from Cagney and Lacey to Grey's Anatomy," Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse, with Jennifer C. Dunn. Routledge, 2018. Print.
2018 "Models and Misbehavior: ABC Family's Portrayals of Sexual Health Topics," ABC Family to Freeform TV: Essays on the Millennial-Focused Network and Its Programs, with Malynnda Johnson. McFarland, 2018. Print.
2015 "The Betty White Moment: The Rhetoric of Constructing Aging and Sexuality," Aging Heroes: Portrayals in Media and Popular Culture. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Print.
2007 "Reading Graphic Novels: An Approach to Spiegelman's Maus," Creating Media-Rich Classrooms: New Approaches for Middle and Secondary School Teachers. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2007. 87-96. Print.
Courses Taught at Lincoln University
· General Education 101 University Seminar
· English 101 Composition and Rhetoric I
· English 102 Composition and Rhetoric II
· English 216 African American Literature
· English 316 Writing and Research
· English 375 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
· English 490 Problems & Practice in the Teaching of Grammar and Writing