Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

Dr. Kara Poe Alexander
Professor, Director of the Writing Center
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Director of the University Writing Center


Rhetoric and Composition
Writing Pedagogy
Literacy Studies


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

Undergraduate Courses

  • ENG 1302: Thinking and Writing
  • ENG 3300: Technical and Professional Writing
  • ENG 3303: Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
  • ENG 3313: Literacy Studies
  • ENG 3321: Tutoring Writing
  • ENG 3385: Travel Writing
  • ENG 4309: Undergraduate Research and Publication
  • ENG 4311: Writing for Social Change
  • ENG 4318: Writing for the Workplace
  • ENG 4375: Writing in a Digital Age
  • ENG 4375: Multimodal Composition
  • ENG 4377: Internship in Professional Writing

Graduate Courses

  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • Literacy Narratives
  • Literacy Studies


Kara Poe Alexander's teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, literacy studies, and digital writing. Her research interests include literacy studies, rhetoric and composition, multimodal composition, and writing center studies.

Kara's work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online, 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 reading, photography, hiking, watching baseball, going to the farmer's market, traveling with her husband and kids, cooking, and watching Baylor athletics. Sic 'em, Bears!