Graduate Student - MA Rhetoric and Composition
Kerry Clark studied history and English prior to becoming an M.A. student, 2012, earning an A.A. from Centralia College in 2010 and his B.A. from WSU Online in 2011. Kerry enjoys teaching composition and looks forward to teaching other writing courses in the US and abroad. He hopes to take advantage of his time in Pullman by benefiting from taking courses face-to-face while simultaneously considering the difference between studying online compared to in person. He otherwise spends most of his time learning about the university, the state of Washington, and the possible uses for technology as a tool for creating better learning outcomes. Other free time is spent with his golden retriever, Goldie, outside enjoying the paths and dog park found in Pullman.
Kerry’s primary research interests involve the teaching of ESL and considerations related to differences in learning face-to-face vs. online. His secondary interests are many and varied but include rhetoric, non-traditional learning, class relations, political economy, archival research, sports history, graphic design, and multimodal composition. Upon completion of Kerry’s M.A., he would prefer to start teaching in China or Taiwan for a few years before considering the possibility of pursuing a PhD in rhetoric and composition.
Research and Teaching Interests
- Web design
- Digital media
- Online composition
- Non-traditional learning
- Multimodal composition
- Technical & professional writing