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About Kelly Anne Concannon

Kelly Anne Concannon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of writing in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS). Currently, she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including basic writing, college writing, advanced composition, gendered images in popular culture, and history and theory of rhetoric. She is an active faculty member of the honor’s college, having taught several reading seminar courses and honors writing courses, and teaches UNIV courses centered around ethics and embodiment. Dr. Concannon has served as an advisor for S.W.E.R (Students Working for Equal Rights) as well as the Gay Straight Alliance.

Dr. Concannon's research interests include community engagement, service learning, feminist theory, social justice education, and literacy studies. Her book, Peace and Social Justice Education, was published in the winter of 2015. She has published book chapters in Teaching Peace through Popular Culture, The School Violence Reference Handbook, and A History of Evil in Popular Culture. Further, she has published in major journals including Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service LearningThe Journal of Feminist ScholarshipAcademic Exchange QuarterlyEnculturation, Community LiteracyJournal for Expanded Perspectives on LearningCollege Literature, and The Journal of Advanced Composition. She has presented at national and regional conferences, and participates in local community organizations including: the South Florida Diversity Alliance and the Women of Tomorrow Program, in Broward County. She also serves as an undergraduate mentor for the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research.


2017 - Present Faculty Coordinator, Nova Southeastern University QEP Write from the Start
2016 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts
2010 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
2008 - 2010 Assistant Professor, SUNY Canton ‐ Humanities Department
2003 - 2008 Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University ‐ The Writing Program
2006 - 2007 Visiting Faculty Member, Onondaga Community College
2005 - 2006 Professional Tutor, Syracuse University
2004 - 2005 Research Assistant, Syracuse University
2004 Writing Consultant, Syracuse University
2001 - 2003 Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University
2001 - 2002 Co-Instructor, Heartland Community College


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, Intellectual Conversations Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - Present Member, CAHSS Faculty Review and Development Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - Present Member, General Education Assessment Organizer, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - Present Judge, Holocaust Reflection, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - Present Member, TedX Planning Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - Present Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Nova Southeastern University
2015 - Present Judge, Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Nova Southeastern University
2014 - Present Manuscript Reviewer, Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
2016 - 2018 Member, UNIV Curriculum Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - 2017 Member, ELAC Committee, Honors College Representative, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - 2017 Faculty Coordinator, FYS Student Advisory Council, Nova Southeastern University
2015 Co-Chair, Community Outreach Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2014 Member, Service Learning Committee, Nova Southeastern University
Member, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Member, College English Association (CEA)
Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Member, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society
Member, The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
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Honors and Awards

  • (2008) Campus Enhancement Award, Women's Studies Speaker, SUNY Canton
  • (2008) Campus Enhancement Award, Safe Zone Teacher Training, SUNY Canton
  • (2005-2007) Future Professoriate Recipient, Syracuse University


  • COMP 1000: Basic Writing
  • COMP 1500: College Writing
  • COMP 2000: Advanced College Writing


2008 Ph.D., Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University
2003 M.A., English: Writing, Illinois State University
2001 B.A., English, Illinois State University

Contact Information

(954) 262-8170


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