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Joyce Kinkead

Joyce Kinkead



Contact Information

Office Location: RWST 309
IconPhone: (435) 797-1706

Educational Background


  • PhD - TEXAS A&M--COMMERCE - 1979
  • BA - University of Central Missouri - 1975


Dr. Joyce Kinkead is Professor of English at Utah State University. In 2013, she was named by the US Professors of the Year as the Utah winner. In 2012, she was named a Fellow of the Council of Undergraduate Research. She served as Associate Vice President of Research (2000-2011) overseeing undergraduate research. She was Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies & Research as well. In her roles as Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, she developed a number of programs over her ten-year tenure in the college: Writing Fellows, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, Faculty Development in Teaching, Research, and Outreach. She has also served as director of the Writing Program and the Writing Center. She is the author or editor of a number of books: Researching Writing (2016); Farm: A Multimodal Reader (2014; 2nd edition 2016); Undergraduate Research Offices & Programs (2012); Undergraduate Research in English Studies with Laurie Grobman (NCTE, 2010); Advancing Undergraduate Research: Marketing, Communications, and Fund-raising (CUR, 2011); Valuing and Supporting Undergraduate Research; A Schoolmarm All My Life: Personal Narratives from Early Utah; Houghton-Mifflin English (4 volumes); Writing Centers in Context; Literary Utah: A Bibliographic Guide; Collaborative Writing: Essays in Process; The Center Will Hold. With Jeanette Harris, she edited The Writing Center Journal for six years, and she is a founding board member of the National/International Writing Centers Association.