Kathleen Kryger is the Writing Instruction Specialist for the Educational Development Team in UCATT. She serves as a co-coordinator of the Writing & Learning Project and supports both Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives and the General Education Writing Emphasis attribute and Signature Assignments. Overall, Kathleen assists instructors and teaching assistants of all rank and across campus in developing and executing effective writing assignments, activities, and assessments.
Kathleen is a first-generation doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English program. Her specializations include writing assessment, placement, and grading for equity, particularly alternative assessment models (such as ungrading or contract grading). Her scholarship and teaching principles center disability justice (especially neurodivergent/neuroqueer scholarship) and antiracist assessment. Her work can be found in The Journal of Writing Assessment, where she is an editorial assistant for the JWA Reading List.
Prior to returning to school for her Masters, she worked as a technical writer for a small digital textbook company. Between tutoring, teaching, administration, and professional writing, Kathleen has been deeply involved with writing, writing pedagogy, and writing program administration for over 10 years. Kathleen has also been an avid recreational rock climber since 2014. She can often be found hanging out at one of the local climbing gyms or hiking one of the many trails around Tucson.