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

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.
March 19, 2013
Once again, being an instructor isn't all that it is cut out to be.
March 19, 2013
There were plenty of people who were quick to jump all over me when I said that I didn’t want my daughter to grow up and want to become a teacher or a professor. And there are more who criticize my tendency to discourage students from going into graduate school. My wish, as it stands, would be that my daughter goes to graduate school and becomes a professor. My wish is that plenty more people, especially women and other historically underrepresented groups, go to graduate school and get jobs as professors, shaping the lives and dreams of the next generations.
March 17, 2013
Things aren't looking good for public higher education in two different countries. I'm not happy about it. 
March 12, 2013
A recent piece elsewhere reminded me of my own experience teaching Developmental Writing. 
March 3, 2013
My 4-year-old son is obsessed with Star Wars Angry Birds. I mostly decide that that's a good thing. 
February 27, 2013
Why I keep writing these blog posts.


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