Kelly Allison Ritter

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Archival Studies and Historiography; Writing Program Administration; Composition Theory; Pedagogical Theory; Digital Rhetorics and Online Discourse


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
  • M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1994
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Personal profile

Professor Ritter is Associate Dean of Curricula and Academic Policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 


  • English 593: Rhetoric Proseminar
  • English 582: Historiographies of Writing
  • English 583: Writing Program Administration

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Research Output

Canon Fodder? Surveying Our WPA Landmarks

Ianetta, M. & Ritter, K. A., Dec 20 2018, Landmark Essays on Writing Program Administration. Ritter, K. & Ianetta, M. (eds.). CRC Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Landmark Essays in Writing Program Administration

Ritter, K. A. (ed.) & Ianetta, M. (ed.), Dec 20 2018, New York: Routledge. 256 p. (Landmark Essays Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • A question of mimetics: Graduate-student writing courses and the new “basic”

    Ritter, K., Mar 2017, Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition. Horner, B., Nordquist, B. & Ryan, S. M. (eds.). Utah State University Press, p. 112-130 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 3 Oral presentation

    Peitho (Journal)

    Kelly Allison Ritter (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    A Conversation with Kelly Ritter

    Kelly Allison Ritter (Invited speaker)

    Nov 4 2017

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Perspectives on Journal Editing

    Kelly Allison Ritter (Invited speaker)

    Feb 11 2016

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Honors & Recognition