Theresa Gaumond, Graduate Instructor
Office: Minard 318B
Currently, I am a PhD student in the Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Although I was born in the Midwest, I have spent much time in warmer climates. I received my BA from the University of Florida, and my MA from California State University, Bakersfield. My thesis is entitled “Performance and Grief: An Analysis of Djuna Barnes's Nightwood,” and it investigates how she used the language of loss to define the character’s identities. At CSUB, I specialized in writing and composition instruction and taught a variety of traditional and non-traditional students. I have also taught at Bakersfield College and Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, FL. I am now teaching two sections of ENGL 120 at NDSU.
My latest research interests hinge on the psychological idea of expertise and how the repetitive performance of tasks such as deliberative practice, self-regulated learning and initiative, and metacognition are tied to various composition skills. I firmly believe that through writing and positive social and ethical experiences, changes will result.