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Ann Burke

Assistant Professor
Office: 244 Bessey Hall
Email: burkean1@msu.edu

Research Areas

Composition Studies, Writing Pedagogy, English Education, K-12/College Connections 


Ann is a teacher-scholar invested in supporting students in their various writing and learning experiences and collaborating with educators across K-12 and college contexts. She brings experience in teaching, mentoring, professional development, curriculum design, and qualitative research that crosses K-12 and higher education spaces.


PhD, Joint Program in English and Education, University of Michigan

MA, English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition, Ball State University

BA, English and History; Secondary Teaching Certification, Aquinas College

Representative Work

Burke, A. (2019). “What Does it Mean to Be Prepared for College-Level Writing?: Examining how college-bound students are influenced by institutional representations of preparedness and college-level writing.” Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 , Article 6. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol7/iss1/6 

Burke, A. (2014). “Locating Stakeholders Within the Technocratic Frame: A Rhetorical Analysis of Achieve, Inc.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan: Vol. 29: Iss. 2, Article 5.

McNely, B., Gestwicki, P., Gelms, B., & Burke, A. (2013). “Spaces and Surfaces of Invention: A Visual Ethnography of Game Development.” Enculturation, 15.

Burke, A. “National Day of Listening Comes to Midland, Michigan: A StoryCorps Project.” (2011). National Council for the Social Studies. Social Studies and the Young Learner.” Vol. 24 No. 2. November/December 2011. 5-8.

Burke, A. (2010). “Teacher as Leader in a ‘Flat World’: Preparing Students to Succeed in a Global Community.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan: Vol. 25: Iss. 2, Article 4.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

WRA 210: Web Authoring

Research or Academic Affiliations


MSU Transitions Project

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Michigan Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of English 

Social Media 

Twitter: @DrACBurke