Professor Kinkead came to USU in 1982 as director of the Writing Center and moved from there to direct the Writing Program. In 1990, she became Associate Dean of the College of HASS and also served as interim dean. In 1999-2000, she was American Council on Education Fellow. Following that, she was appointed Associate Vice President for Research overseeing the Undergraduate Research, a position she held 2000-2011. In addition, she was from 2001-2006 the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies & Research. Professor Kinkead served as a counselor in the Undergraduate Research Program Directors Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research and was honored as a CUR Fellow in 2012. She was a founding member of the National Writing Centers Association, Executive Secretary of NWCA for eight years, and co-editor of The Writing Center Journal for six years. A Fulbright Scholar, she had postings in Sweden (1987) and Cyprus (1996) and served a term on the Fulbright national selection committee.
Undergraduate Research Offices & Programs: Models & Practices (with Linda Blockus) (2012)
This volume offers examples of undergraduate research offices and programs from nine types of institutions,...
Advancing Undergraduate Research is designed to share successful models and strategies for promoting and funding...
Undergraduate Research in English Studies (with Laurie Grobman), Utah State University Faculty Monographs (2010)
Why shouldn't undergraduates in English studies have the same opportunities as those in the sciences...
The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship (with Michael Pemberton), The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship (2003)
Valuing and Supporting Undergraduate Research, Valuing and Supporting Undergraduate Research (2003)
Contributions to Books
Undergraduate Researchers as Makers of Knowledge in Composition in the Writing Studies Major, The Changing of Knowledge in Composition (2011)
A Successful University-Wide Model of Undergraduate Research, Developing, Promoting, & Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology (2008)
How Writing Programs Support Undergraduate Research , Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Undergraduate Curriculum (2007)
The Crisis in Classroom Civility (with L. L. Meeks), Handbook for Teaching English (2002)
Documenting Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Programs, Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum (1997)
What's in a Name? A Brief History of Undergraduate Research, CUR Quarterly (2012)
This CUR Fellow's address focuses on a history of the term "undergraduate research," tracing its...
A Rising Tide Floats All boats: Organizing and Implementing a Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference (with UCUR Steering Committee), CUR Quarterly (2012)
This article describes the creation of a statewide undergraduate research conference modeled on the National...
State Humanities Council and Undergraduate Research (with Cynthia Buckingham, Maria Torres, Trenton Olsen, and Rebekah Monahan), CUR Quarterly (2012)
This article describes the first student fellowships created by a state humanities council (Utah) to...
Expanding Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in English Studies, Profession (2011)
English has been rather slow to embrace the undergraduate research movement, a movement that has...
Rhetoric Associates in Natural Resources: Influences on Undergraduate Education at Utah State University. Part I: Fundamentals of the Program and Influences on Mentors (with Terry Sharik, Mark Brunson, Claudia Anderson, Summer Kartchner, and Bowdie Pollock), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2002)
Started in 1990 in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Utah State...
Rhetoric Associates in Natural Resources: Influences on Undergraduate Education at Utah State University. Part II: Influences on Student Recipients and Faculty (with Terry Sharik, Mark Brunson, Claudia Anderson, Summer Kartchner, and Bowdie Pollock), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2002)
Surveys of undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University who...
Computer Expert, English Journal (1986)