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Department of English
PhD in Technical and Professional Discourse

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Whitney Larrimore, PhD Student



Academic Information


BA: Methodist University
MA: Fayetteville State University

Research Interests

Rhetoric and pedagogy studies, teaching theory and practice


Wendy Sharer

Classes Taught

1. English 100/Skills Development

2. English 101/Introduction to Composition

3. English 102/Composition and Introduction to Literature

Conference Presentations & Publications

Career Goal Statement 

I want to continue teaching at the college level; eventually, I want to work with graduate students and conduct regular research in the teaching of first-year composition and technical and professional communication.

Personal Information

Personal Hobbies/Interests

Reading, going to the beach, training bonsai trees, collecting butterflies

Reasons Why I Chose PhD Program at ECU

I chose ECU's program in Technical and Professional Discourse because it will help me advance in my career. Because the program offers many courses online, I am able to continue my education while I work full time.