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Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

Associate Professor
Director of the Writing Center


Rhetoric and Composition
Literacy Studies
Multimodal Composition


Carroll Science, room 316
(254) 710-7400
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. University of Louisville
M.A. Abilene Christian University
B.S. Abilene Christian University

Courses Taught

ENG 1302: Thinking and Writing
ENG 3300: Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 3303: Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
ENG 3385: Travel Writing
ENG 4309: Research in Writing and Rhetoric
ENG 4318: Writing for the Workplace
ENG 4375: Writing in a Digital Age
ENG 4375: Multimodal Composition
ENG 4375: Writing for Social Change
ENG 4377: Internship in Professional Writing
ENG 5310: Composition Theory and Pedagogy
ENG 5310: Literacy Narratives
ENG 5310: Literacy Studies


Kara Poe Alexander's teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, literacy studies, and digital writing. 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, Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online,Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Literacy in Composition Studies, Rhetoric Review, Technical Communication Quarterly, Kairos, Basic Writing eJournal, and several edited collections.

Kara enjoys photography, writing, hiking, going to the farmer's market, traveling with her husband, spending time with her daughter and two sons, and watching Baylor athletics. Sic 'em, Bears!