Kristine Gussow

Kristine Gussow

Kristine Gussow

Adjunct Faculty

Writing and Rhetoric: Distance education, technology in education

My name is Kristine Gussow, and I have been a Professor of English since 2006.  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in May 2000, and my Graduate Degree in May 2004.

I decided to double major in Psychology and Rhetoric and Composition, as I wanted to continue to strengthen my own writing skills.  I began student teaching in 2005, and I realized my calling was teaching English, Literature and Composition at the college level.  

I have been teaching English and Composition at GMU since 2011.  I usually teach 302 Advanced Composition, though I will occasionally teach English 101 as well.  I do try to make writing fun and applicable with every assignment.  Please do not ever hesitate to contact me, should you have questions or concerns about your academic progress!

On a personal level, I am happily married to my husband and a mom to three wonderful children.  We also have two goofy Lab rescues.  My family and I moved to the DC Metro area in the Spring of 2011, and we love exploring all that this area has to offer.

Courses Taught

Advanced Composition


British Literature


I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2000 from the University of Texas.  I began graduate work in Clinical Psychology, with an end goal of a PhD in Abnormal Psychology, but decided to take a different path after falling in love with Rhetoric and Composition.  

I completed my Master's Degree in May 2005 from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.