Kelly Kinney

Associate Professor of English

Department Chair

Book Review Editor, Composition Studies

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Kelly Kinney joined the faculty in 2015, directs the Writing Programs’ COM sequence, and teaches courses in rhetoric and composition. She is currently finishing a book exploring the intersections of academic labor and independent writing programs, and is beginning an edited collection on the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.


Ph.D., Ohio University

M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha

B.A., Purdue University

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Rhetoric and Composition: History, Theory, Practice

College Composition and Rhetoric

Radical Women Rhetors

Selected Publications/Awards

Writing @ 7200 Feet: College Composition and Rhetoric—Or a Beginner’s Guide to Writing Academic, Civic, and Multimodal Genres. Canton, MI: Hayden-McNeil, 2016. 242 pp.

“Back to the Future, the Sequel: Five Years of First-Year Writing at Binghamton University.” Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context. Christian Weisser, et al., eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. 142-162.

“The Quick Rise and Untimely Fall of ‘Writing Your Way into Grad School.’”Open Words: Access and English Studies 9.1 (2015): 4-19.

SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2015.

CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, 2011.

Council of Writing Program Administrators Research Grant Award, 2010.

To learn more about Kelly’s publications, click here.

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