Catherine Ramsdell

Catherine Ramsdell

  • B.B.A., Adrian College
  • M.A., DePaul University
  • Ph.D., Auburn University

"I love working with students and helping them achieve their dreams. When students email me or come into class and tell me about a publication, an internship, or a job offer, I'm always so proud of them. And I like knowing that I helped make some of these opportunities possible. I love seeing students grow as writers and people and helping them find new ways to express themselves.

"In ENGL 123, many students start the class with a little apprehension, but over the course of ten weeks, most find that writing can be a lot of fun and is simply another form of artistic expression.

"Helping a student find his or her voice, whether in ENGL 123 or a graduate writing class, is part of what makes teaching such a wonderful and fulfilling experience."

Catherine Ramsdell | Associate chair, Liberal Arts; writing professor


Society of Technical Communication

Publications and presentations


  • "Storytelling, Narration, and the Who I Am Story" Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2. Eds. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Parlour Press, 2011.
  • "Nalo Hopkinson and the Reinvention of Science Fiction." Beyond the Canebreaks: West Indian Women Writers in Canada. Ed. Emily Allen Williams. African World Press. 2008.


  • "Storytelling in the Digital Age." Georgia Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA October 2010
  • "Blogging, Information Literacy, and the College Classroom." Georgia Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA October 2008
  • "Nalo Hopkinson and the Reinvention of Science Fiction." International Conference on Caribbean Literature. St. Lucia, November 2008
  • "Ethics, Technology, and Plagiarism in the Twenty First Century" Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA October 2007
  • "The Home, Housework, and Technical Communication" Southeastern Women's Studies Association, Chattanooga, TN March 2007
  • "The Environment, Science Fiction, and the End of the World." PCA/ACA Conference, Atlanta, GA April 2006
  • "Time Travel and Construction of Identity in Octavia Butler's Kindred." Communities in Crisis Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2005
  • "Walter Crane, Socialism, and the Development of Children's Literature in Victorian England" Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Augusta, GA, March 2005.
  • "Rereading Orientalism: Japan, Great Britain and the Visual Arts." National Association for Humanities Education Conference, Richmond, VA, February 2005.