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About Beth Godbee

Beth Godbee (she/her) is an educational consultant, entrepreneur, and public writer focused on everyday living for justice. In 2018, Beth left a faculty position at Marquette University after being promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of English (Writing Studies) at Marquette University. As an independent scholar, Beth continues to pursue research in matters of racial justice, power, agency, social interaction, and relational communication. Among her publications are articles in Research in the Teaching of English, Community Literacy Journal, Feminist Teacher, College English, Writing Center Journal, Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring, and Praxis. She has also co-authored chapters in Performing Antiractist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication (2016, Across the Disciplines Books); Writing Centers and the New Racism (2011, Utah State University Press); and Stories of Mentoring (2008, Parlor Press). Beth's current projects include several articles on countering microaggressions; her blog (feeling, thinking, and doing for justice); and a book project on epistemic justice.


2018 - Present Writer, Educator, and Entrepreneur, Everyday Living for Justice
2011 - 2018 Assistant Professor of English, Marquette University
2011 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Background
2005 M.A., Georgia State University, Educational Background
2002 Secondary Teaching Certification, Agnes Scott College, Educational Background
2001 B.A., Agnes Scott College, Educational Background

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  • ENGL 6840: Rhetoric and Composition Theory: Teaching Writing
  • ENGL 4995: Race and Higher Education: Fostering a Climate for Cross-Racial Relations
  • ENGL 4986: Writing Internship
  • ENGL 4210: Writing for Social Justice (Community-Based Learning Course)
  • ENGL 4210: Writing Center Studies: Research, Theory, and Practice
  • ENGL 3220: Writing for the Professions
  • ENGL 3210: Ethnography of the University (Undergraduate Research)
  • ENGL 3210: Contemplative Writing (Undergraduate Research)
  • ENGL 1002: First-Year English (FYE): Public Sphere Literacy
  • ENGL 1001: First-Year English (FYE): Academic Literacies

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