Assistant Professor, Composition & Rhetoric
PhD (English), Lehigh University
Prior to coming to Kutztown University in the fall of 2012, Dr. Fennelly taught composition and literature courses in the English Departments of Bloomsburg University, Lehigh University, Lafayette College, and several community colleges. Her teaching and research areas include Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Pedagogy, Digital Rhetoric, American Modernism, and Women’s Studies. Dr. Fennelly’s research and teaching interests include the study of non-adversarial approaches to argument, deliberative discourse, and listening rhetoric. Guided by a strong commitment to first-year writers, Dr. Fennelly has served as co-chair for the annual Kutztown University Composition Conference. She is also deeply committed to issues related to social justice and women’s and gender studies, which she connects to her work with the LVAIC Women’s Studies Conference each spring. She is a member of the English Curricular Advisory Group, the English Department Recruitment Committee, and also serves as co-chair of the annual English Department Awards. She lives in Bethlehem, PA, with her husband and cat, Casey.