Cassandra Book

Cassnadra BookI’m currently an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. My research intersects with multiple topics in Rhetoric and Composition, including writing programs, professional and technical writing, tutor development, graduate student enculturation, graduate education, and feminist research methodologies. As such, my dissertation studied the developing teaching practices and identities of six students pursuing their MA degree in English while they both worked as writing consultants and taught in writing classrooms. My research affirmed the importance of communities of practice, quality mentoring, and active reflection for developing teachers and budding professionals. I have ten years of experience working in writing centers and have taught first-year writing, honors composition, writing center theory and practice, writing studies, and first-year experience.