I’m an assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware where I teach writing, rhetoric, and composition theory. I am also a Faculty Scholar affiliated with UD’s Center for the Study of Diversity.
My research focuses on classroom discourse, rhetorics of diversity and difference, writing pedagogy, and disability studies and can be found in College Composition and Communication, Academe, and Narrative Discourse Analysis for Teacher Educators: Managing Cultural Differences in Classrooms.
I am currently working on a two-stage research project looking at disability and disclosure. The first stage comprises a national survey on faculty with mental disabilities in the academy and I am working with Margaret Price and Mark Salzer on this project. The second stage, which I am conducting with Margaret Price, is a smaller-scale interview study looking at faculty members with a variety of disabilities. I’ve received several small grants to support this work, which will include a national conference on disability and disclosure to be hosted at UD in Fall 2013 (click here to access the CFP for the conference in PDF format), a faculty development workshop to be inaugurated in Spring 2014 at UD, and a book project.
You can contact me via email at kersch at udel dot edu. My twitter handle is @slkersch. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 I can be found writing in Morris Library.
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