Kaia Simon, Ph.D.

Kaia Simon
Titles
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of the Writing Program
Departments
  • English
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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Kaia Simon directs the University Writing Program and also teaches courses in the Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture emphasis in the English Department. She is a faculty affiliate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UWEC. Her research focuses on literacy, multilingual writers, gender, rhetoric, and composition. Dr. Simon’s current work on Hmong women’s literacy has been published in Literacy in Composition Studies. Before earning her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Dr. Simon taught secondary English at the middle and high school levels. She is grateful to have been a student and a teacher for most of her life.


Research and Creative Activities
  • Literacy Studies
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Gender Studies
  • Migration
  • Hmong Studies 
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, English with a Certificate in Writing Studies
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, English
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, English Education