Shannon Carter

Associate Professor

Office: HL 209
Phone: 903-886-5492


Shannon Carter is an Associate Professor of English, Director of the Converging Literacies Center (CLiC), and a rhetorician who studies the literate lives of local citizens and students. Her primary teaching and research activities are writing (academic, civic, community, and multimedia), undergraduate research, and, increasingly, research methods and the digital humanities. Her scholarship on various aspects of text-use and production has appeared in the field's top journals, including College English and CCC. Her first book, The Way Literacy Lives (State University of New York Press, 2008) argues for more systematic attention to literacy experiences beyond the university. Current research considers rhetorical constructions of race in the region, the subject of her second book project (Writing for a Change) and a digital humanities project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities ODH: Remixing Rural Texas: Local Texts, Global Contexts (RRT).

She has directed dissertations on writing center studies, literacy studies, first-year composition and TA training, and multimodality among L2 learners. She enjoys working with researchers at all levels - from the first-year student to the PhD student. She also loves working closely with the community and is convinced of her univeristy's value as an "engaged institution" - a campus that works with and for the community to offer better learning experiences for its students and better lived for us all (citizens, faculty, students).

Recent graduate course offerings include Writing with New Media, Teaching Reading and Writing in College, and "Remixing Texas".

Curriculum Vitae: Carter.pdf