The English Department welcomes Lecturer Stephanie Hassan Richardson
The English Department welcomes Lecturer Stephanie Hassan Richardson. Dr. Hassan Richardson explores ways in which communicative strategies across cultures inform composing practices. She also interrogates composition pedagogy as a site for deconstructing potentially unjust and ineffective assessment practices, particularly as they apply to culturally marginalized and/or otherwise disenfranchised communities. Her primary goal as an educator and scholar is to contribute to more just and equitable pedagogical strategies while helping students develop a stronger sense of voice. She explains, “I emphasize writing as a tool for social justice. I try to get students to feel passionate their writing and the ways in which it can function to transform the status quo.” She’s also interested in “examining ways in which cultural rhetorics and civic engagement in Composition courses impact student engagement and student success amongst ‘at risk’ and historically marginalized populations.”
Dr. Hassan Richardson has taught courses in Learning Support, First Year Composition, Cultural Rhetorics, as well as Writing in English Studies, Writing in the Humanities, and Writing in the Social Sciences. She is also excited about teaching Honors courses and implementing training she has completed in implementing effective Online and Civic Engagement strategies.