Kristen Getchell

  • Visiting Associate Professor
  • Director of Rhetoric Program
  • Director of Rhetoric
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

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MOB 3521 BUSINESS WRITING
    • RHT 1001 RHETORIC II
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MOB 3521 BUSINESS WRITING
    • RHT 1000 RHETORIC I
    • RHT 1001 RHETORIC II
    • MOB 7501 STRATEGIC WRITING FOR MANAGERS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Getchell, K.M., Gonso, K. (in press). Reconsidering the complexity of teaching collaborative student-centered peer review. Teaching English in the Two-Year College (NCTE).
  • 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. Vol: 80, Issue: 2. Sage.
  • 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. Vol: 2, Issue: 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. Vol: 42, Issue: 1, Page: 55-64. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). link

Books

  • Getchell, K.M., Lentz, P.J. (2018). Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom : Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom. Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Getchell, K.M., Lentz, P. (2018). Introduction: Breaking New Ground in Business Communication Pedagogy: Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom. Routledge.
  • Getchell, K.M. (2018). The occasion to post: Connecting 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, Issue: 1. link

Other

  • Iyer, B.R., Getchell, K.M. (in press). How Chatbots can Enhance the Student Experience: The Teaching Professor. Magna Publishers.
  • Iyer, B.R., Getchell, K.M., Fleischmann, F. (2018). Humanizing Tech May Be the New Competitive Advantages. MIT Sloan Management Review. link
  • Iyer, B.R., Getchell, K.M. (2018). Why APIs Should Be Regulated: Why APIs Should Be Regulated. MIT Sloan Management Review. link
  • Zlotkowski, L., Getchell, K.M., Conway, S. (2015). Rebranding an early intervention system through education and collaboration: Rebranding an early alert system through education and collaboration. Vol: 12, Issue: 2. E-Source for College Transitions, University of South Carolina. link

Presentations

  • "Challenging the Grand Narratives: Examining the Use of Historical Research Methods to Define, Refine, and Diversify the Field of Business Communication" Getchell, K. International Association of Business Communication, Miami, FL (2018)
  • "The Intersections of Writing and Gender: Summarizing Notes on a Job Candidate" Getchell, K. International Association of Business Communication, Miami, FL (2018)
  • The Transformative Labor of Research: Networking Meaningful Feedback Getchell, K. College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO (2018)
  • Reconsidering the Teaching of Collaborative Student-Centered Peer Review Getchell, K. Gonso, K. 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. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR (2017)
  • My Favorite Assignment: LinkedIn Blog Post Getchell, K. Association of Business Communication Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Using Ethos and Kairos to Situate an MBA Blog Assignment Getchell, K. Association of Business Communication Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
  • Innovations in Classroom and Computer-Assisted Peer Review Getchell, K. Brown, K. Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network Summer Institute, Northeastern University (2015)
  • Peer Review as a Tool of Engagement Getchell, K. Brown, K. BRAWN Summer Institute, Northeastern University (2014)
  • Using Cross-Intitutional Peer Review Activities to Expand Boundaries of a First-Year Composition Course Getchell, K. 9th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, University of Connecticut (2014)
  • Layers of Support: Building Successful Collaborations in Early Alert Systems Getchell, K. Annual Conference on First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA (2014)
  • Collaborations in Early Intervention Getchell, K. Conway, S. , L. Presentation for Brandeis Academic Services, Brandeis University (2014)
  • Social Justice and the Myth of Community Re-Engagement in the Prison ESL Classroom Getchell, K. 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. College English Association Conference, Savannah, GA (2013)
  • 2012: “Student Voices in Writing Placement Portfolios: A Validation Study” Getchell, K. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO (2012)
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