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Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

Associate Professor


Rhetoric and Composition

Multimodal Composition

Literacy Studies


Carroll Science, room 316

(254) 710-7400

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website


Ph.D. University of Louisville

M.A. Abilene Christian University

B.S. Abilene Christian University

Courses Taught

Composition Theory and Pedagogy

Digital Writing/Multimodal Composition

Internship in Professional Writing

Literacy Studies

Technical and Professional Writing

Writing for the Workplace


Kara Poe Alexander's teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, literacy, professional and technical writing, digital writing, and composition theory and pedagogy. Her research interests include rhetoric and composition, literacy studies, multimodal composition, and community literacy/service-learning. Kara's work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Composition Forum, Computers and Composition Online, Technical Communication Quarterly, Basic Writing eJournal, and several edited collections. Kara enjoys photography, writing, cooking gourmet dinners, going to the farmer's market, traveling with her husband Shane, and playing with her three children.