Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Jerrice Donelson
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Jerrice Donelson

PhD Student

Office: Bessey Hall



Twitter: @msjerrice



Research Areas



I am a First-year Doctoral student in Writing Rhetoric and American Culture focusing on Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy. My research interests include how specialized student populations from academically underserved and underrepresented groups will benefit from additional instruction in college-level writing and writing in the disciplines prior to and while attending college through access programs such as dual-enrollment. I am equally interested in developing pre-service and in-service secondary teachers to incorporate college-level writing and writing in the disciplines in their curriculum as well as continue developing transition and First-year writing for dual-enrollment students. As a non-profit founder of Scribe Tribe writing Tutors, I am also greatly interested in how community outreach initiatives can provide academic support in preparing underserved and underrepresented students for college through tutoring writing and mentoring. 

Representative Work

Scribe Tribe Writing Tutors: Adding to the fabric of teaching writing across the curriculum, WIP, Presenter, International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, University of Michigan, June 2016

Scribe Tribe Writing Tutors: Filling the gap to aide transition to college writing, Presenter, National Council of Teachers of English-Assembly for Research, Eastern Michigan University, February 2016

Tutoring the Dual-Enrolled: A conversation on Dialogues with High School Writers in the Writing Center, Presenter, Eastern Conference Writing Center Association, University of Notre Dame, April 2015

Blurred Lines: Walking the ethical line when tutoring Non-Native Speakers of English (NNES) in the Writing Center, Panelist, Eastern Conference Writing Center Association, University of Notre Dame, April 2015