Dr. Amanda Morris
Dr. Amanda Morris visited high school juniors at Oley High School to discuss the presence of Native American culture and the common myths in learning about Native literature. Dr. Morris shared several artifacts including a t-shirt and bracelet designed by Native artists, Native stand-up comedy, music, spoken word performances, and photographers. Additionally, the dialogue was opened to discuss the problem in celebrating Columbus Day and how the holiday is understood in Native communities.
Professor Margaux Griffith
Kutztown English Department’s newest professor is a woman of many talents. Professor Margaux Griffith’s journey to Kutztown University was filled with multiple pit stops which created experiences which she incorporates into her English Composition classes.
Professor Margaux Griffith, aptly named after Hemingway’s daughter, began her undergraduate degree as a music theater major and ended with a B.S. in Psychology. Since then, she has graduated from the Written Communication Program at Eastern Michigan University and received her MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University.
During the process, Professor Margaux Griffith realized her love for food and became obsessed with learning how to cook. She became a sous chef in 2002 and still enjoys reductions most of all.
Professor Margaux Griffith has won the Blue Bonnet Review Poetry Contest, the Anderbo Poetry Prize, as well as receiving honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets.
If you’d like to read some of Professor Griffith’s works below:
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek spent many years in the trenches of the adjunct teaching pool. Her hard work and dedication to teaching and learning has rewarded her with a tenured position here at KU, but it is precisely this experience that has inspired her work with the CCCC Labor Caucus, a special interest group dedicated to contingent faculty issues in English and writing programs across the country. Dr. Lynch-Biniek and her colleagues in the CCCC Labor Caucus have recently initiated the Indianapolis Resolution, which asks “professional organizations, institutions, and departments / programs in Composition, Rhetoric, Writing and English to work towards reducing the extent to which departments and the field writ large use and exploit contingency to solve problems that primarily benefit the more secure members of those units.”
You can read more about the Indy Resolution and Dr. Lynch-Biniek’s labor work at The Compositionist.