My name is Rachael Jordan and I teach college writing here at CSU Channels Islands. I hold a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology and emphasis in Creative Writing from CSU Channel Islands and an M.A. in English from CSU Northridge. I’m currently a PhD student in Texas Tech’s Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program. I have been teaching at CSUCI since Fall 2012.
My research interests and pedagogy have focused on online writing instruction, Queer Studies, and an emphasis in integrating technology into First-Year Writing courses. One problem that I have been interested in is the achievement gap for Underrepresented Minority (URM) groups in online environments, especially since online environments are touted specifically for enabling access to higher education for these groups. Aligned with this problem is my interest in Queer Studies’ turn to include intersectional identities and using First-Year Composition to challenge and question how we construct our identities and how we can use rhetorical principles and practices to negotiate, redefine, and complicate identities that students often view as fixed.
My current email and office hours are: