Doctoral Student in English and Education
Kristin vanEyk is interested in rhetoric and composition and corpus linguistics, especially in the ways that secondary educators use language in the writing classroom. Her research will examine teachers’ use of language to build rapport and promote learning through their everyday interactions with students, through their digital communications, and through their written feedback on student compositions. Kristin is also interested in the teaching of writing and teacher education. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Kristin taught high school composition and nonfiction studies for 10 years in Grand Rapids, MI. She currently teaches English 125.
vanEyk’s program of study:
Joint Program in English and Education