Meet Our Keynote Speakers

The MnWE committee is proud to introduce our 2018 keynote speakers:

Dr. Timothy Lensmire

Lensmire.pngDr. Lensmire is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UMN-TC, where he teaches in the Literacy Education and Culture & Teaching tracks. As a teacher-researcher who has taught in contexts from third-grade writing classrooms to graduate seminars on critical pedagogy, Dr. Lensmire grounds his research in problems and issues that confront teachers and students in context. In particular, Dr. Lensmire’s research focuses on how the teaching and learning of writing can better promote and embody radical democracy, as well as how the classroom can be a space for doing critical anti-racist and social justice work.

Check out Dr. Lensmire’s faculty page here!

Dr. Lensmire will be delivering a talk on XXXXX

Dr. Kirsten Jamsen

JamsenDr. Jamsen in Director of the UMN Center for Writing and Co-Director of the Minnesota Writing Project; she additionally serves as an affiliate graduate faculty member in the Departments of English and Writing Studies, and the Literacy and Rhetorical Studies (LRS) graduate minor. Prior to coming to UMN in 2002, Dr. Jamsen taught literature and writing for more than a decade at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as teaching in and helping to direct the writing center and WAC program. In all of her work with students, faculty, staff, and preK–college teachers in the Center for Writing, she appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with her fellow human beings: talking, listening, reading, writing, and learning together.

Dr. Jamsen’s keynote will focus on John Duffy’s most recent work on virtue ethics in the writing classroom and writing process.


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