Kristen Getchell

Visiting Associate Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
781-239-4248

Bio

Kristen Getchell is Director of Rhetoric and Visiting Associate Professor of Rhetoric in the Arts and Humanities Division. For the past two years, she has also taught graduate and undergraduate management communication courses in Babson's Management Division. Previously, she served as Coordinator of First-year Writing and Associate Professor of English at Curry College. She primarily teaches courses in first-year writing, advanced writing in the disciplines, and business and professional writing. Her research interests include student peer feedback, rhetorical theory and professional communication, and how and where students transfer learned writing habits to other courses and professional contexts. She is currently co-editing a collection on rhetorical theory and praxis in the business communication classroom (Routledge).

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Dartmouth College
  • BA, University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Academic Interests

Business Writing; Composition

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Deans Award for Recognition of Teaching Excellence - Adjunct Faculty, Babson College
  • 2017 - WPA Research Grant Award, Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • 2015 - Excellence in Partnership and Collaboration Award, Curry College
  • 2014 - Excellence in Research Collaboration Award , Curry College
  • 2011 - Excel Service Award, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
  • 2008 - Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 2007 - Graduate Research Assistantship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MOB 7501: BOS STRATEGIC WRITING FOR MANAGERS
  • MOB 7501: STRATEGIC WRITING FOR MANAGERS

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Whalen, D.J., Getchell, K.M. (2017). Bright as the stars in the Albuquerque desert sky: Classroom tested business communication assignments. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 80(2)
  • Amicucci, A.N., Getchell, K.M., Welsh, S. (in press). Writers as readers: Incoming College students reflect on reading. Reader
  • Getchell, K.M., Illich, L. (2016). An accurate representation of what?: Students' perceptions of standardized writing assessment Crosspol, 2(1) link
  • Getchell, K.M., Amicucci, A.N. (2014). Responding with the golden rule: A cross-intitutional peer review experiment. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 42(1), 55-64. link

Books

  • Getchell, K.M., Lentz, P.J. (in press). Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom : Routledge

Book Chapters

  • Getchell, K.M. (in press). The occasion to post: Connection kairos with entrepreneurship in the business writing classroom.Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom.: Routledge

Book Reviews

  • Getchell, K.M. (2011). Situating writing assessment practices: A review of a Guide to College Writing Assessment. , Vol 4

Others

  • Amicucci, A.N., Getchell, K.M., Welsh, S. (in press). Writers as readers: Incoming College students reflect on reading
  • Getchell, K.M., Lentz, P.J. (in press). Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom : Routledge
  • Getchell, K.M. (in press). The occasion to post: Connection kairos with entrepreneurship in the business writing classroom: Routledge
  • Zlotkowski, L., Getchell, K.M., Conway, S. (2015). Rebranding an early intervention system through education and collaboration: E-Source for College Transitions, University of South Carolina link

Presentations

  • Reconsidering the Teaching of Collaborative Student-Centered Peer Review
    Getchell, K., Gonso, K. Reconsidering the Teaching of Collaborative Student-Centered Peer Review Conference on College Composition and Communication - New England, Boston University (2017)
  • Researching Meaningful Feedback in Assessment Ecologies
    Getchell, K., Warwick, N., Brown, K., Johnson, J. Researching Meaningful Feedback in Assessment Ecologies Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR (2017)
  • My Favorite Assignment: LinkedIn Blog Post
    Getchell, K. My Favorite Assignment: LinkedIn Blog Post Association of Business Communication Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Using Ethos and Kairos to Situate an MBA Blog Assignment
    Getchell, K. Using Ethos and Kairos to Situate an MBA Blog Assignment Association of Business Communication Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Innovations in Classroom and Computer-Assisted Peer Review
    Getchell, K., Brown, K. Innovations in Classroom and Computer-Assisted Peer Review Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network Summer Institute, Northeastern University (2015)
  • Peer Review as a Tool of Engagement
    Getchell, K., Brown, K. Peer Review as a Tool of Engagement BRAWN Summer Institute, Northeastern University (2014)
  • Using Cross-Intitutional Peer Review Activities to Expand Boundaries of a First-Year Composition Course
    Getchell, K. Using Cross-Intitutional Peer Review Activities to Expand Boundaries of a First-Year Composition Course 9th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, University of Connecticut (2014)
  • Layers of Support: Building Successful Collaborations in Early Alert Systems
    Getchell, K. Layers of Support: Building Successful Collaborations in Early Alert Systems Annual Conference on First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA (2014)
  • Collaborations in Early Intervention
    Getchell, K., Conway, S., , L. Collaborations in Early Intervention Presentation for Brandeis Academic Services, Brandeis University (2014)
  • Social Justice and the Myth of Community Re-Engagement in the Prison ESL Classroom
    Getchell, K. Social Justice and the Myth of Community Re-Engagement in the Prison ESL Classroom International Society for Language Study Conference, San Juan, PR (2013)
  • Teacher's Pet, Reluctant Writer, and Future First-Year All Star: How Students Present Themselves in Placement Portfolios
    Getchell, K. Teacher's Pet, Reluctant Writer, and Future First-Year All Star: How Students Present Themselves in Placement Portfolios College English Association Conference, Savannah, GA (2013)
  • 2012: “Student Voices in Writing Placement Portfolios: A Validation Study”
    Getchell, K. 2012: “Student Voices in Writing Placement Portfolios: A Validation Study” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO (2012)