Writing & Rhetoric


Watts, Kara

Faculty & Staff / Graduate Assistant / Writing & Rhetoric

Watts, Kara

17 Sep 2014 | by writingrhetoric program

Kara Watts is PhD candidate whose current area of research centers on habits of reading and readership, queer theory, and affect in the British Modern novel. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College and was previously an adjunct faculty member at Colby-Sawyer College in NH. Kara currently teaches Writing to Inform and Explain (WRT104).

Simmons, Candice

Faculty & Staff / Per Course Instructor / Writing & Rhetoric

Simmons, Candice

17 Sep 2014 | by writingrhetoric program

In 2000, Candice Simmons completed a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in American and British literature; specifically, her thesis involved Virginia Woolf and her latest three novels. In May, 2015, she will graduate with her PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut. Over the years, Candice has developed a passion […]

Shear, Edward

Faculty & Staff / Per Course Instructor / Writing & Rhetoric

Shear, Edward

17 Sep 2014 | by writingrhetoric program

Edward “Ted” Shear is an academic advisor with URI’s Talent Development Program. In the department of Writing and Rhetoric, he occasionally teaches WRT 333: Scientific and Technical Writing. An interdisciplinarian by nature, Ted received his AB in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  – but after changing his major from statistics during his senior year. […]