Position: Lecturer of Composition
Department: English Language and Literature
Campus Address: Anspach 226
Phone: 989-774-2458
Email: sovis1ka@cmich.edu

Current Research Interests:

  • Developing frameworks that support teacher development
  • Professionalizing prospective and practicing K-12 English teachers
  • Conceptualizing and teaching writing methods courses in digital spaces 
  • Bridging secondary and first-year college writing experiences

Courses Taught:

ENG 101: Freshman Composition​

ENG 103: Freshman Writing
ENG 201: Intermediate Composition
​​ENG 315: Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle School

Education

Ph.D., English (English Education, Rhetoric and Composition, Post-Colonial Literature)
April 2014, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

M.A., Education (Secondary Methods of Instruction, Differentiated Instruction)
May 2008, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan

B.A., English and Secondary Education
April 2004, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Teaching Experience

Lecturer of Composition, Department of Language and Literature, Central Michigan University, 2016-present.

Assistant Professor of English Education (fixed term), English Department, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2014-2016.

Coordinator and Teacher Leader of Developmental Writing, English Department, Western Michigan University, 2012-2014.

Doctoral Teaching Fellow, English Department, Western Michigan University, 2010-2014.

English Teacher, H. H. Dow High School, Midland Public Schools, Midland, Michigan 2004-2010.

 

Recent Publications:

Sovis, Kristin and Amanda Stearns-Pfeiffer. "The Authentic Making (and Assessing) of Successful Teacher Candidates." The Language Arts Journal of Michigan. 31.1 (Fall 2015).

Sovis, Kristin and Amanda Stearns-Pfeiffer. "Rewriting the Narrative of Teacher Education through Collaboration."  English Leadership Quarterly.  37.4 (April 2015).

Sovis, Kristin (Koski) in collaboration with Richard Beach, Amanda Haertling Thein, and Allen Webb. Teaching to Exceed Virtual School companion for the print text Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards: A Literacy Practices Approach for 6-12 Classrooms.  Routledge:  New York, NY. 2012.    ​