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Department of English and Linguistics - Kate White

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Kate White

Associate Professor

  • Office: Liberal Arts Building, 121
  • Phone: 260.481.0536
  • E-mail: whitek@ipfw.edu 
  • CV



Kate White is an Associate Professor in the English and Linguistics Department at IPFW. She serves as the Internship Coordinator for the department. Kate received her PhD from the Ohio State University specializing in composition and rhetoric. She teaches many classes ranging from professional writing to rhetorical theory and pop culture. Kate has written several articles on women’s clubs, citizenship, and pageantry as a form of rhetorical education. Her work has appeared in College English and Rhetoric Review. Kate’s current research interests include microhistories of composition studies, feminist historiography, and women writers and detectives in crime fiction.



The Ohio State University

Ph.D., English; Concentrations: History of Rhetoric, Composition Pedagogy, Feminist Historiography (2010)

The University of Oklahoma, Norman

M.A., English (2004)

Loyola University, New Orleans

B.A., English (1999)



  • English W129 – “Introduction to Elementary Composition”
  • English W131 – “Elementary Composition I”
  • English W233 – “Intermediate Expository Writing”
  • English W234 – “Technical Report Writing”
  • English W235 – “Introduction to Web Authoring”
  • English W331 – “Business and Administrative Writing”
  • Current Internship Coordinator, English W398 – “Internship in Writing Studies”
  • English W462/C682 – “The Rhetoric of Pop Culture”
  • English W462/C682/WOST W320 – “Acting Up: Feminist Rhetoric” (cross-listed with Women’s Studies)
  • English C517 – “Scholarship in the Profession of Writing Studies” (Graduate seminar)
  • English C780 – “The History of Rhetoric and Resistance” (Graduate seminar)
  • Linguistics L462/L690 – “Language and Politics” (team-taught with Dr. Shannon Bischoff)