Rachael Groner

Professor, Writing Program, College of Liberal Arts

Rachael Groner is Professor of Teaching and Instruction in English and First Year Writing. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies in 2001 from Purdue University and has been at Temple University since 2003. She is passionate about teaching and brings an interdisciplinary perspective to every course she designs. Her recent courses include Popular Fiction (focusing primarily on graphic novels), Women in Literature, and American Literature and Society. She enjoys teaching first year writing courses, too, and has had a great time teaching the Practicum for new TAs and mentoring new instructors who are teaching composition at Temple for the first time. In addition to teaching classes in first year writing and literature, she is the Associate Director for the First Year Writing Program and is also serving as Interim Co-Director of the Program until June, 2015. Her recent publications include “Sex as ‘Spock’: Autism, Sexuality, and Autobiographical Narrative,” which appears in the 2012 Duke UP anthology Sex and Disability, and a composition textbook co-edited with John O’Hara titled Composing Gender. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the Wissahickon, hanging out in comic book shops and libraries, and spending time with her family.

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