Lakela Atkinson

LaKela Atkinson

Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Office: Bate 2147
Phone: 252.328.1549


LaKela Atkinson began the PhD program in 2017.


M.A. North Carolina Central University, English
B.A. North Carolina Central University, English

Research Interests

Community-based writing literacy/centers, African Americans and minorities

Use of narratives in bridging achievement gaps between racial majority and minority groups

Educational equity for minorities

Courses Taught

ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Selected Publications and Presentations

“A State of Permanent Transition: Strategies for Survival in an Ever-present Marginal Space from a WPA, Assistant WPA, and Future WPA,” Council of Writing Program   Administrators Conference (CWPA), Sheraton Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina. (July 2016)

“A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents: Sustaining a Writing Center on a Working Man’s Salary,” NCETA, Asheville, North Carolina (October 2015)

“Best Composition Pedagogy Practices for Writing Across the Curriculum.” Thirteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina (October 2014)

“Now What? Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Post-Secondary Institutions to Empower African-America Students in Our HBCU Writing Studio,” NCETA, North Carolina State,University, Raleigh, North Carolina (October 2014)