Dr. Cathie English


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, English Composition and Rhetoric, 2011, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • MA, English, 2002, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • BA, Education, 1991, Peru State College – Peru, Nebraska


  • Teaching Middle and High School English
  • Secondary English Education Supervision
  • Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College
  • Writing for Teachers
  • Place-Conscious Reading and Writing
  • Literature/Language Workshop
  • Ozarks Writing Project
  • Seminar: Issues and Trends in English Education

Professional experience

Selected publications

  • "A Forever Student Navigating Higher Education: Reflections of a First-Generation Scholar." Teacher Reflections on Transitioning from K-12 to Higher Education Classrooms. IGI Global. Forthcoming, January 2022.
  • “Developing a Critical Rural Literacy through Local Inquires.” Journal of Literacy Innovation. Fall/Winter 2020. 24-42.
  • “The Language of Leadership.” English Journal, March 2018.
  • “Literacy through Community Partnerships: Developing Risk-Taking Teacher Leaders.” American Reading Forum Online Yearbook. August 2017.
  • “Place Conscious Activism.” Teacher-Scholar-Activist. Eds. Patrick Sullivan, Darin Jensen and Christie Toth. https://teacher-scholar-activist.org June 2017.
  • “In Search of Authentic Argument.” English Journal. July 2016. Co-written with Angela Kohnen. 59-65.
  • “Work Ethnographies: Teaching Economic Sustainability.” Writing Suburban Citizenship: Place-Conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia. Writing, Culture, and Community Practices Series. Syracuse University Press. Robert E. Brooke, editor. Fall 2015. 187-208.

Research and professional interests

  • Place-based pedagogy and writing
  • English education
  • Environmental sustainability rhetoric studies
  • Teacher professional development
  • Digital literacies

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs, MSU Board of Governors, 2017

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