Kathi R. Griffin


Kathi R. Griffin
Director, The Richard Wright Center – Writing, Rhetoric, and Research

Instructor, English

Ph.D.    English Education, University of Iowa

Dissertation: Competing Literacies in the Composition Classroom
M.A.T.  English Education/Secondary Education,           University of Iowa
B.A.,     English  University of Iowa, with distinction

Office: The Richard Wright Center, 4th floor of the H. T. Sampson Library
Phone: 601-979-0989




The Richard Wright Center

Academic Areas of Interest

Rhetoric and Composition Theory

Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy

Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines
Research on the Teaching of Composition

Irish author George Moore


Current Research

Transitional Writing Issues, particularly among Mississippi Educational Institutions

Writing and Speaking Center Issues

Literacy Issues

Novels of George Moore


Professional Involvement

Member, Mississippi Writing Centers Association

Member, Southeastern Writing Centers Association

Member, International Writing Centers Association
Member, National Council of Teachers of English &

            College Composition and Communication



  • Composition I & II
  • World Literature
  • Advanced Composition
  • Peer-tutor Training Workshops
  • ESL Institute Workshops