Writing and Rhetoric
My name is Kristine Gussow, and I have been an Adjunct Professor of English since 2006. I live in Washington DC with my husband Jerome, 10-year-old son John, 8-year-old daughter Brooklyn, and 4-year-old son, Augustine. We also have two Labrador rescues, Doug and Figment.
As a family, we enjoy traveling and trying out new recipes in our awesome kitchen. My kids love to bake with me, and my husband and I enjoy cooking together. We also play tennis and enjoy all current events.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in May 2000 from the University of Texas. I decided to travel before beginning my graduate degree, so I moved to Dublin, Ireland the summer of 2000, to work at the University of College, Dublin as a research assistant in social psychology. During my travels, I embarked upon some travel writing and made some fantastic acquaintances along the way. The following summer, June 2001, I decided to continue studying and working abroad, so I moved to Clermont-Ferrand, France. I spent a year writing, teaching English to refugees and traveling, and I decided I enjoyed writing and learning/teaching languages more than I ever enjoyed psychology.
In 2004, I returned to the USA, and I immediately began my Master's Degree in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas A&M. I began student teaching in 2005, and I realized my calling was teaching English, Literature and Composition at the college level. I haven't looked back since!
I have been teaching English and Composition online since 2006. The online world of instruction has changed dramatically in the past 8 years! I love reaching out to my students and seeing them succeed. It's always so amazing to see my students grow over the course of a semester.
I 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!