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Lecturer II


Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda and Sovis, Kristin A.K. (2021) "Refuge for Teachers (and Learners) in a Turbulent Public Education Landscape," New Jersey English Journal: Vol. 10 , Article 19.

Sovis, Kristin A.K. (2020) "Building Online Writing Community through Other-Oriented Lenses in an Era of Crisis," Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 9.

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).

  • 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
  • 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