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Kathleen LeuschenAssistant Teaching Professor, Director of First-Year Writing


Kathleen T. Leuschen, a Lecturer in English, earned her M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University and her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her research and teaching interests include rhetorical theory, literacy studies, public and activist writing, feminist historiography, community-engaged learning, and public memory. Her scholarship on visual rhetoric, feminist historiography, and public memory has been published in Rhetoric Review and is also forthcoming in two edited collections: Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry and Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s.

Leuschen primarily teaches undergraduate courses in Writing and Rhetoric. Many of her classes engage with the communities of Atlanta. Her students have worked in and with local Atlanta public schools and organizations serving Atlanta’s immigrant and refugee populations in conjunction with Project SHINE. Leuschen is currently collaborating with community members in South Dekalb and the Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club on a project that invites young people to see themselves as leaders in community care and sustainability.


  • BA, Creighton University
  • MA, Roosevelt University
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro