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NCLR 2005


Stephanie West-Puckett
Teaching Instructor

Office: OCB G310
Phone: 252-737-1089

Stephanie West-Puckett graduated from the English Department in 2001 and completed the Tar River Writing Project Summer Institute to become a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant in 2007. She has taught composition, literature, and creative writing, and her research interests include service-learning as a composition pedagogy, on-line social networking and educational technologies, and best practices in the teaching of writing and English Education. Along with exploring the home-grown cultures and texts of eastern North Carolina, she enjoys mothering, yoga, organic gardening, vegetarian living, and utilizing professional and creative writing to serve the communities to which she belongs.

B.A. North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.A. East Carolina University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
National Writing Project
Service-Learning/ Community Research
& Rhetorical Engagement
Creative & Professional Writing

Courses Taught
1200: Composition
1100: Composition

Selected Publications and Presentations
West-Puckett, Stephanie. “The Horse and the Iron: A Simulation of Social Stratification.” Teaching Demonstration. Tar River Writing Project Summer Institute. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 12 July 2007.

West-Puckett, Stephanie. “From Charity to Activism: Motivating First-Year Students to Embrace Social Responsibility through Service-Learning.” 17 th Annual Institute on College Student Values. Florida State University, Tallahasse. 9 Feb. 2007.

West-Puckett, Stephanie. “Young Reader Apathy: Assessing the Causes and Posing Solutions with Barbara Bennett, Elenora E. Tate, and Elizabeth McDavid Jones.” North Carolina Literary Review 15 (2006): 82-83.

West-Puckett "Silent Birth: Co-opting a Scientologist Doctrine as a Tool of Obstetrical Resistance" Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Atlanta. 17 Apr. 2006. 

West-Puckett, Stephanie “Seine of the Times, Talking Fish With a Couple of Women: An Conversation with Susan West and Barbara Garrity-Blake.” North Carolina Literary Review 14 (2005): 96-112.

E-mail & Website Links
National Writing Project
Tar River Writing Project
English 1100 Course Wikisite
English 1200 Course Wikisite