Jennifer Ann Messier

Jennifer Ann Messier

Jennifer Ann Messier

Assistant Professor

Writing and Rhetoric: composition theory and pedagogy, writing program administration, labor and professionalization

As the Assistant Director of Composition, Jennifer Messier assists in overseeing the first-year writing program and in supporting new writing instruction faculty. She earned her BA in English at Oswego State University and her MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Mason's Writing & Rhetoric program. Her dissertation examines the professional and pedagogical changes that contingent faculty members experience following their participation in a professional learning community. 

Courses Taught

English 101: Composition (+hybrid)
English 201: Reading and Writing about Texts
English 302: Advanced Composition (+online)
English 388: Professional and Technical Writing
English 396: Introduction to Creative Writing

Recent Presentations

"It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times: A Tale of Two Approaches for Developing and Implementing Online and Hybrid Composition Courses," (w/ J. Matthews, A. Goldsmith). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019

"Reaching for Common Ground: Professional Development Within and Across Disciplines" (w/ J. Matthews, L. Fernandez). International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Auburn University, 2018.

"Learning Communities: Leveraging External Funding for Faculty-Driven Professional Development" (w/ J. Matthews, L. Fernandez). Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Knoxville, TN, 2017.

"The Faculty Learning Community: Reigniting Faculty Learning through Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Institutional Collaboration" (w/ J. Matthews, L. Fernandez, L. Lister, S. Liberatore). Conference on College Composition and Communication (Mid-Atlantic Regional), Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017.