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- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, English
- B.A. University of North Carolina, English
- Kim Donehower is from Asheville, North Carolina, and has been a faculty member at UND since 2001. Her research focuses on literacy in rural communities. She coordinates the English education program.
- Composition/Rhetoric Studies
- Literacy Studies
- English Education
- Re-Reading Appalachia: Literacies of Resistance, co-edited with Sara Webb-Sunderhaus. Lextington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
- Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy, co-edited with Charlotte Hogg and Eileen E. Schell. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.
- Rural Literacies, co-authored with Charlotte Hogg and Eileen E. Schell. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
Chapters in Books:
- "Metaphors We Lose By: Re-Thinking How We Frame Rural Education." In Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings. Edited by Simone White and Michael Corbett. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.
- "Connecting Literacy to Sustainability: Revisiting Literacy as Involvement." In Literacy, Economy, and Power: New Directions in Literacy Research. Edited by John Duffy, Julie Nelson Christoph, Eli Goldblatt, Nelson Graff, Rebecca Nowacek, and Bryan Trabold. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.
- "Why Not at School? Rural Literacies and the Continual Choice to Stay." In Rethinking Rural Literacies: Literacy/Rurality/Education. Edited by Michael Corbett and Bill Green. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- "Reconsidering Power, Privilege, and the Public/Private Distinction in Women's Literacy." In Women and Literacy: Local and Global Inquiries for a New Century. Edited by Beth Daniell and Peter Mortensen. Urbana, IL: NCTE-Routledge, 2007.
- "James Moffett’s Mistake: Ignoring the Rational Capacities of the Other," Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education 20:3 (September 2013): 266-276.
- "Literacy Choices in an Appalachian Community," Journal of Appalachian Studies 9:2 (Fall 2003): 341-362.
- Conference on College Composition and Communication
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Nominated for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2013
Courses Recently Taught
- Engl 308: The Art of Writing Nonfiction
- Engl 370: Language, Literacy, and Culture
- Engl 423: Methods for Teaching Middle/Secondary English
- Engl 501: Teaching College English
- Engl 525: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric: History of Literacy in the U.S.