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Kate Hinnant

HinnantKate Hinnant teaches composition, creative writing, and introductory literature courses.  She has a B.A. in anthropology from Cornell University, an MFA in creative writing from Purdue University, and a Masters in Library Science from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Prior to teaching as an associate lecturer in the English department, Kate was a reference and instructional librarian on the faculty of Mcintyre Library.  She also taught as a visiting instructor at Purdue University in the nineties.

Kate received a grant from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in 2009 to work on research instruction in ENGL 110, Introduction to College Writing.  Working with undergraduates Alysha Feldkamp and Jessica Thornton, she developed a collection of lessons for research instruction.  In assessing the use of the collection in ENGL 110, she discovered a new problem she is now focusing on: how do you teach students how to transfer theoretical research skills into real-world practice?

Kate’s poems have been published in The New England Review and Cimarron Review.