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Anna Sicari

PhD, St. John's University
BA, George Washington University

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Feminist Theory
  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Research
  • Writing Program Administration

Selected Publications

  • Out in the Center: Public Controversies and Private Struggles. Utah State University Press, forthcoming Spring 2018.
  • "Everyday Truths: Reflections from a Woman Writing Center Professional." Out in the Center. Utah Universpty Press, forthcoming Spring 2018.
  • Review Essay of The Working Lives of New Writing Center DirectorsThe Writing Center Journal 36.2. forthcoming Spring 2018.

Conference Presentations

  • "Promoting Meaningful Writing in Our Writing Centers," at IWCA. Chicago, IL. November 11, 2017.
  • "When the Secret is Out in the Center: Interrogating Private Struggles through Public Controversies," at IWCA. Chicago, IL. November 11, 2017.
  • "The Aim of Out in the Center: Cultivating Change through Public Controversies and Private Struggles," at CCCC. Portland, OR. March 16, 2017.
  • "Decolonizing Research," at IWCA. Denver, CO. October 14, 2016.
  • "Feminist Action for Women Writing Program Administratiors: Movements for Change in the Academy," at CCCC. Houston, TX. April 8, 2016.
  • "From Research Questions to Results: The Publication Pipeline," at IWCA Collaborative at CCCCs. Houston, TX. April 6, 2016.

Honors & Offices

  • Associate Editor, The Writing Center Journal
  • IWCA Representative, International Writing Centers Association

Current Research Projects

"'You're Just Kind of Chillin': The Same Old Story: Invisibility, Voice, and Authority in the Feminized Field of Writing Centers"
"Head Pats, Giant Boobs, and Looking on Fleek: Embodied Experiences of Women Writing Program Administrators"
Our Body of Works: Embodied Teaching and Administation in Writing Studies

Kent Linthicum

PhD, Arizona State University
BA, University of the Pacific

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • Environmental Humanities
  • History of Science

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Composition I & II

Selected Publications

Current Research Projects

The impact of the 1815 Tampora eruption on the poetry of the early nineteenth century. 
The long-term anxiety about the stability of the earth as expressed in nineteenth century media.

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What Can You Do with a BA in English?

English majors enter a wide variety of fields after they graduate, including teaching, writing, editing, publishing, advertising, business, and law.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that employers are looking for "soft skills" like critical thinking in recent hires, and this has led to a sharp rise in employment for humanities graduates.

Generally speaking, an English degree prepares students to think critically, to research and write well, and to problem-solve. These skills are highly sought after by employers. 

The English Department at Oklahoma State University wants to give its majors the skills they need and also an understanding of how those skills can be more effectively marketed to future employers. The articles below may serve as a useful starting point:

Best Paying Jobs for English Majors

What to Do with a BA in English

Jobs for English Majors

Sara S. Loss

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PhD, University of Minnesota

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Linguistics
  • Syntax
  • Variation

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Language in America (undergraduate and graduate)
  • English Grammar (undergraduate)
  • Grammar Studies (graduate)
  • Language, Text, and Culture (undergraduate)

Selected Publications

Current Research Projects

  • Subject Contact Relative Constructions in English (e.g., "There's no one __ can do anything about it.") Link to poster presented at LSA Annual Meeting 2017
  • Personal Dative Constructions in Oklahoma English (e.g., I baked me a cake.")

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