Office: MHRA 3119
Office Phone: 336-334-4689
At UNCG Since: 2008
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago-1997
M.F.A. University of Iowa-1994
B.A. University of Iowa-1991
Dr. Ritter’s interests include the history of composition as a discipline, basic writing studies, theory and practice of writing programs, and creative writing pedagogical theory and practice in graduate programs/graduate teacher training.
- Ritter, Kelly. Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
- Ritter, Kelly and Paul Kei Matsuda, Eds. Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, Perspectives. Logan, UT: Utah University Press, 2012.
- Who Owns School: Authority, Students, and Online Discourse. Cresskill: Hampton P, 2010.
- Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University P, 2009.
- “Before Mina Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale, 1920-1960.” College Composition and Communication 60.1 (2008): 12-45.
- “Yours, Mine, and Ours: Triangulating Plagiarism, Forgery, and Identity.” JAC 27.3/4 (2008): 731-43.
- “E-Valuating Learners: Rate My Professors and Public Rhetorics of Pedagogy.” Rhetoric Review 27.3 (2008): 259-80.
- Co-editor with Stephanie Vanderslice. Can it Really Be Taught? Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook, 2007.
- “OPINION: Ethos Interrupted: Diffusing “Star” Pedagogy in Creative Writing Programs.” College English 69.3 (2007): 283-92.
- “Buying In, Selling Short: A Pedagogy against the Rhetoric of Online Paper Mills.” Pedagogy 6.1 (2006): 25-52.
- “Extra-Institutional Authority and the Public Value of the WPA.” Writing Program Administration 29.3 (2006): 45-64.
- “The Economics of Authorship: Online Paper Mills, Student Writers, and First Year Composition.” College Composition and Communication 56.4 (2005): 601-31.
- “English 200: Intermediate Composition.” Composition Studies 33.2 (2005): 89-112.
Awards and Honors
- Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960 received Honorable Mention for the Council of Writing Program Administrators 2010 Best Book Award.