Kenny Smith


Office Hours

Winter 2020 - please email for appointment

Office Location

Girvetz 1308


Kenny Smith teaches introductory composition (Writing 1 & 2), writing and the philosophy of language (Writing 105P), and scientific communication courses (Writing 1E & 2E, Writing 109ST, and Writing 105SW). His research focuses on how literacy skills transfer from the classroom to the outside world, particularly in regard to the interpretation of scientific texts and journalism. When not playing video games and reading all the things, he has been known to listen to a considerable amount of music, especially if it has synthesizers and a catchy beat. 


Ph.D. English—Composition/Rhetoric, University of Louisville, December 2014
M.A. English—Composition/Rhetoric, Middle Tennessee State University, May 2007
B.A. English—Creative Writing, Minnesota State University Moorhead, May 2003


"Truth, Propaganda, and Textual Power: A Pedagogy for Combatting Cynicism in the Post-Truth Era.” In Recovering and Transforming the Pedagogy of Robert Scholes. Edited by Ellen Carillo. Utah State University Press. (Forthcoming).
“The Myth of the Conscious Writer: Embodiment, Transfer, and the Tacit Dimension of Practice.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13-16, 2019.
“You’re Not Alone: Marginalized Students, Introductory Writing, and the College Transition.” UC Writing Program Conference. Merced, CA. November 2-3, 2018.
“Serious Games as Sites of Practicing Research.” With Robert Terry and Lisa Dusenberry. Computers and Writing. Fairfax, VA. May 24-27, 2018.
“Science, Neutrality, and the Composition Classroom in the Age of Trump.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 14-17, 2018.