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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Most Recent Articles

April 21, 2013
What happen when one of your buildings goes down at the end of the semester? The issue of deferred maintenance when it directly impacts teaching and learning. 
April 18, 2013
It was that time of the year again, one of my favorites: spring when I get to. I love raking, organizing, and generally cleaning up our relatively large lot, and this year was extra-special because we had a lot of large, dead branches littering the yard.  Or, as my kids like to call them, Angry Bird launchers.
April 16, 2013
It's that time of the year again, where we wring our hands about another cohort of incoming PhD students.
April 14, 2013
TV both gets it horribly wrong and terrifyingly right.
April 8, 2013
Today is the Day of DH. Enjoy.
April 2, 2013
I've been blogging and Tweeting for three years. I think I should say, *only* three years.
March 31, 2013
Where I announce THATCamp Kentucky and reflect on my experience at THATCampSE2013.
March 26, 2013
Some not-so-random thoughts and observations about the current state of education.
March 24, 2013
Writing is hard. Yup. That's it. 
March 21, 2013
My kids are always coming home with candy as a reward for meeting the minimum expectations. I want it to stop.

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