The teaching writing in interdisciplinary spaces has been the central focus of Dr. Keri Franklin's teaching and research for over 20 years. She started working at Missouri State University in 2006. She is a professor in the Department of English. She founded the Ozarks Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project in 2005 to support teachers teaching teachers on the art and research of writing. As the director of assessment for the university, Franklin frequently conducted faculty development on rubric development, curriculum mapping and assessing student learning for improvement.
In 2016, with the encouragement of Emeritus Dean Gloria Galanes, she founded the Center for Writing in College, Career and Community. The center has housed faculty writing retreats, the Ozarks Writing Project and its projects, and the $4 million Computer Science Opportunities Development and Education in Rural Schools (CODERS) Project since January 2021. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Education, Innovation and Research grant. As CODERS project director, Franklin's role is to spur innovation and oversee the project that has impacted over 2,300 students since 2021.
MSU Associate Provost for Public Affairs and Assessment Dr. Keri Franklin highlights "Bridging the Divide," the theme for the university’s academic year and its annual Public Affairs Conference.
CODERS Project Director shares about the grant.
MSU English Professor Dr. Keri Franklin shares about the $4 million CODERS grant.
MSU Associate Provost for Public Affairs and Assessment addresses results of mid-semester survey.
MSU Associate Provost for Public Affairs and Assessment Dr. Keri Franklin highlights "The Power of Voice," the theme for the university’s academic year and its annual Public Affairs Conference.
MSU English Professor Dr. Keri Franklin talks about STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology. Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.