Kristi McDuffie

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Contact Information

294 English Building
608 S. Wright St.
608 S Wright
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801
Interim Director of Rhetoric



Kristi McDuffie is the acting Director of Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Undergraduate Rhetoric Program serves over 3,500 students per year in earning the Composition I graduate requirement. In this role as writing program administrator, she leads a team of Rhetoric program staff and over seventy writing teachers a semester, including approximately twenty new graduate teaching assistants a year. She directs curriculum, oversees mentoring and professional development, leads staffing and scheduling, programmatic hiring, liaises with campus partners and student support services, and more. She is also the Editor and one of the lead authors for the programmatic textbook, I Write: A Writing Guide for the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program at the University of Illinois.



Ph.D. in English Studies, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2015, Illinois State University

M.A. in English, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2010, Eastern Illinois University

B.S. in Finance, 2003, University of Illinois

Courses Taught

English 593: Professional Seminar in the Teaching of Rhetoric

English 481: Composition Theory and Practice

Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research