Stephanie West-Puckett

  • Assistant Professor, Director of First-Year Writing
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Phone: 401.874.4115
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  • Office Location: Roosevelt Hall, Rm 321
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Dr. Stephanie West-Puckett is a rhetoric and composition scholar who specializes in writing program administration and digital, queer, and maker-centered composition practices. She earned her Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication) from East Carolina University in 2017.

West-Puckett has served as the Associate Director of the Tar River Writing Project and Director of East Carolina’s Writing Studio, and she has been a co-PI on over $200,000 of education grants. West-Puckett has published peer-reviewed scholarship on writing assessment, National Writing Project administration, and digital writing.


  • Ph.D., East Carolina University, 2017
  • M.A., East Carolina University, 2001
  • B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1997

Selected Publications

West-Puckett, S., Smith, A., Cantrill, C., and Zamora, M. (2018, March). The Fallacies of Open: Participatory Design, Infrastructuring, and The Pursuit of Radical Possibility. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education: English/Language Arts Education 17.3.

Caswell, N. and West-Puckett, S.J. (2018, Expected) Assessment Killjoys: Queering the Return for a Writing Studies World-Making Methodology. Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, Eds. W.P. Banks, M.B. Cox, and C.E. Dadas. Utah State University Press.

Cartun, A., Penuel, W.R., & West-Puckett, S.J. (2017, September/October). Blurring the Boundaries Between School and Community: Implementing Connected Learning Principles in English Classrooms. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 61:2, 183-190.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2016, November). Making Writing Assessment More Visible, Equitable, and Portable through Digital Badging. College English 79:2, 123-147.

Smith, A., West-Puckett, S.J., Cantrill, C. and Zamora, M. (2016, May). Remix as Professional Learning: Educators’ Iterative Literacy Practice in CLMOOC. Education Sciences: Special Issue on Teacher Professional Development 5.3.

West-Puckett, S.J., Flinchbaugh, K., & Herrmann, M. (2015). Knotworking with the National Writing Project: A Method for Professionalizing Contingent Faculty, in Letizia Guglielmo and Lynee Lewis Gaillet (Eds.), Contingent Faculty Publishing in Community. London: Palgrave Pivot. 35-55.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015). Remix & Remediate: Social Composing for More than Just the Web, in Troy Hicks (Ed.), Assessing Students’ Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely. New York: Teachers College Press. 99-118.