Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Write Here, Write Now.
Karen Forgette
Karen Forgette
Core Lecturer
Lamar Hall B-20

Karen Forgette is a core instructor in the Center for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi. She has been teaching in the UM first-year writing program since 2005. Prior to joining UM, she taught writing, literature, and speech in high schools and community colleges in Ohio, New York, and North Carolina. Her work as a freelance writer and editor has focused primarily on education, corporate communications, and family life.

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Teaching Certification, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Geneva College

Publications

“Presenting a New Use for an Old Standby: Presentation Software as a Prewriting and Revising Tool,” Chapter in Focus on Freedom: Interdisciplinary Multi-Modal Writing for the Globally Aware, 2nd ed., S. Griffith Brownlee, Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2010.

“Can You Hear Me Now: Interpreting Scientific Research for a General Audience,” Chapter in Focus on Freedom: Interdisciplinary Multi-Modal Writing for the Globally Aware, 2nd ed., S. Griffith Brownlee, Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2010.

“I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends: Collaborative Writing,” Chapter in Focus on Freedom: Interdisciplinary Multi-Modal Writing for the Globally Aware, 2nd ed., S. Griffith Brownlee, Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2010.

Conferences Without Professors: A FASTrack Guide to College Writing, co-authored with P. Keith Boran and Chip Dunkin, funded through a grant from the University of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for the FASTrack program, August 2010.

“Writing to Save the World.” Chapter in Focus on Freedom: Advanced Writing for Global-Thinking Students, by S. Griffith Brownlee, Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2008.

“What’s My Major?” Online resource for College of Liberal Arts website, co-authored with Jan Murray, Holly Reynolds, Stephen Monroe, Amy Evans, et al, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 2008.

Basic English. Online Course. Kansas City, MO: Grantham University/Pearson Publishing, 2007.

Composition I. Online Course. Kansas City, MO: Grantham University/Pearson Publishing, 2007.