Kristine Marie Gussow

Kristine Marie Gussow

Kristine Marie Gussow

Adjunct Faculty

Writing and Rhetoric: Distance education, technology in education

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 13 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!

Courses Taught

ENGH 302
ENGH 1301

Linguistics, British Literature

Education

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2000 from the University of Texas.  I began my PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an end goal of a PhD in Abnormal Psychology, but decided to take a different path after an internship at a juvenile mental health hospital.  

I finished my Master's Degree in Rhetoric in Composition in 2005, from Texas A&M University and began teaching English Composition in 2006.