Kathryn Marie Meeks

Kathryn Marie Meeks

Kathryn Marie Meeks

Graduate Research Assistant

Writing and Rhetoric: Visual Rhetoric, Professional and Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Writing Studies

Kathryn Marie Meeks is a PhD candidate in the Writing and Rhetoric PhD program at George Mason University. Kathryn teaches undergraduate courses in professional and technical writing. Her research focuses on visual rhetoric across various public spaces. She is particularly studying the role of visual rhetoric in professional, technical, and scientific writing and environmental discourse and activism. 

Selected Publications

Cutchins, Dennis and Kathryn Meeks. "Adaptation, Fidelity and Reception." The Routledge Companion to Adaptation, edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, and Eckart Voigts. Routledge, 2018, pp. 301–310.

Courses Taught

English 101: Composition
English 388: Professional and Technical Writing
English 488/689/824: Advanced Proposal Writing


PhD Candidate, Writing and Rhetoric, George Mason University, Expected 2023
MA, English (Rhetoric concentration), Brigham Young University, 2018
BA, English (American Literature and Writing and Rhetoric), Brigham Young University, 2016

Recent Presentations

“‘Birds Used to Live Here:' George Mason Students Speak for the Trees: Illustration in Environmental Discourse.” Presented by Kathryn Marie Meeks. Rhetoric Society of America: “The Charge for Change." Baltimore, Maryland, 2022.

“Writing-to-Learn: Using Writing to Teach Content Knowledge.” Presented by Tom Polk, Kathryn Marie Meeks, and Emily R C Staudt. Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Teaching Towards the Future. Fairfax, Virginia, 2020.

“Administrative Morphing and Programmatic Public Pedagogies: Opportunities and Challenges.” Panel presentation, Dr. Courtney Adams Wooten (Director of Composition), Dr. Jessica Matthews (Associate Director), Lisa Lister (Associate Director), Jennifer Messier (Assistant Director), and Kathryn Meeks (PhD GRA and Instructor), Conference on Community Writing, Coalition for Community Writing. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2019. 

“Engagement Practices of Mason Composition Faculty as Perceived by Their Students.” Lightning Talk and Poster Presentation of IRB approved research, Kathryn Marie Meeks and Emily R C Staudt. Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Teaching the Whole Student. Fairfax, Virginia, 2019.

“Building Public Writing Programs at Diverse Institutions.” Panel presentation, Dr. Courtney Adams Wooten (Director of Composition), Jennifer Messier (Assistant Director), Lourdes Fernandez (Assistant Director), and Kathryn Meeks representing the PhD GTA perspective. The Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, July 2019.