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Kaia Simon, Ph.D.

Kaia Simon
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of the Writing Program
  • English
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Kaia Simon teaches courses in the Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture emphasis in the English Department. She also directs the Blugold Seminar Writing Program. Her research focuses on literacy, multilingual writers, gender, rhetoric, and composition. Dr. Simon’s current work on Hmong women and literacy has been published in Literacy in Composition Studies and College Composition and Communication. Before earning her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Simon taught secondary English at the middle and high school levels. She is grateful to have been a student and 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