Position: Lecturer II
Department: English Language and Literature
Campus Address: Anspach 226
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
ENG 103: Freshman Writing
ENG 201: Intermediate Composition
ENG 315: Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle School
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
Lecturer, 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.
Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda and Kristin Sovis. “Refuge for Teachers (and Learners) in a Turbulent Public Education Landscape.”
The English Record. (under review).
Sovis, Kristin and Sarah Pancost. “The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile: A Social Justice Framework in the ELA Classroom.”
The Language Arts Journal of Michigan. 32.2 (Spring 2017).
Sovis, Kristin and Amanda Stearns-Pfeiffer. "All the Ways to Read an Orange: Critical Theory as a Bridge Toward Social Justice.”
Connections: The Journal of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English. 52.1 (Fall 2017).
Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda and Kristin Sovis. “Maintaining Momentum: Rethinking Graduate School.” (Peer-reviewed blogpost).
Conference on English Leadership. (July 2016).
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).