Lee Skallerup Bessette

Lee Skallerup Bessette grew up Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is in Professional Writing from the Unversité de Sherbrooke and her MA is in Comparative Canadian Literature from the same. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature. Her academic interests are varied: postcolonial speculative fiction, contemporary Haitian literature, translation studies, and life writing. She primarily teaches writing, and thus is also interested in pedagogy, non-traditional learners, and the integration of technology and social media in the classroom. Having taught in two Canadian provinces and three States, both on and off the tenure-track, she writes about issues currently facing higher education, women, and the ever-expanding contingent labor force as well. In her free time, she is also trying to branch out as an Edupreneur.

Lee is a member of the editorial collective at University of Venus. You can also visit her blog at collegereadywriting.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter (@readywriting). She can be reached by email at lee.bessette@gmail.com.

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November 12, 2013
A reader asked me, why now? What's different this time? I answer. 
November 10, 2013
How far is too far in asking students to prove they missed class for a good reason?
November 5, 2013
What's next for me and this blog space.
November 3, 2013
Would as many of us had chosen to get a PhD had we known the realities of the job market? Does it even matter in this economy?
October 29, 2013
November is Academic Writing Month. Will you accept the challenge?
October 27, 2013
How I have "radically" re-imagined how I teach my classes.
October 22, 2013
What's the difference? 
October 20, 2013
Let me be a Luddite for a moment and complain about how students blindly trust technology. 
October 17, 2013
Can taking five minutes before they write help students be more productive? 
October 13, 2013
The letter I would like to send to academic search committees. 

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