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Pytleski, Patricia D.

Associate Professor
Lytle Hall 163
  • Degrees
    PhD (English), Lehigh University
    MA (English), Kutztown University
    BA (English Education), University of Delaware
  • Course Regularly Taught
    CMP 100 Effective Composition
    SEU 321 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Subject
    SEU 390/391: Clinical Experience & Practicum/ Secondary English Education
    ENG 405: Teaching of Writing: Theory & Practice
  • Background Information
    Dr. Pytleski’s research focuses on academic and personal writing, secondary English education, university writing centers, gender studies, and first year composition. Besides teaching composition and secondary English education courses, she also supervises and observes secondary English student teachers during their practicum semester in middle and high school placements and serves as the Director of the Kutztown University Writing Center.

    She is a faculty representative on the Commission on the Status of Women, co-chair of the English Department Honors and Awards Committee and is a member of the following: Council for Teacher and Counselor Education, Kutztown University Composition Conference Committee, English Graduate Program Committee and its Assessment Committee, DPC Committee, English Curriculum Group, and the Secondary Education/English Curriculum Group.
  • Publications
    She has published “Contact Zones and Contingent Faculty: An Argument for Conversion” in College Composition and Communication’s FORUM: Issues about Part-time and Contingent Faculty and “Crossing the Ideological Borders of Writing: The Fundamental Nature of Personal Writing (and Academic Discourse) in the First Year Writing Classroom” in EAPSU Online.