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Floyd Pouncil 

Ph.D. Student
They/Them/Theirs; He/Him/His
Office: 300 Bessey Hall

Research Areas

Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Writing Centers, Writing Program Administration, Black Feminism, Literacy Studies


Floyd Pouncil is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Their praxis focuses on academic departments and academic support units according to how they are situated within institutional contexts. They interrogate how critical literacy in these contexts impact the creation, perpetration, or dismantling of hegemonic systems of oppression.


B.A. in English, University of Michigan-Flint

M.A. in Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University

Representative Work

Robinson, R., Pouncil, F., & LeClair, S. (2020). Empowering the process: Redefining tutor training towards embodied restorative justice

[Forthcoming]. The Peer Review. Pouncil, F. (2020). Review of the edited collection Black perspectives in writing program administration: From the margins to the center edited by Staci M. Perryman-Clark and Colin Lamont Craig. Composition Studies, 48(1), p. 145-148

Pouncil, F., & Sanders, N. (2020, Jan. 9). Becoming a critical interventionist: Language ideology and student identity construction [Professional Development Workshop], All-College Professional Development Day, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, United States.

Pouncil, F., & Sanders, N. (2019, Oct. 17). Retention as art: What can quantitative methods teach us about retention, writing centers, and institutional partnerships? [Conference Session], International Writing Center Association, Columbus, OH, United States.

Haywood, C., Pouncil, F, & Sanders, N. (2019, June 22 ). Designing inclusive futures: Black feminist designs as ethical practice in administration, pedagogy, and research [Conference Session], Computers and Writing Conference, East Lansing, MI, United States.

Ibarra, M., Pouncil, F., & Roman, L. (2019) Laying the foundation: Writing centers and student affairs foundational documents. Presented at the East Central Writing Center Association Conference, Dayton, OH

Pouncil, F., & Sanders, N. (2019) Towards bridging the retention gap: A multiple regression analysis of writing center use, retention, and persistence. Presented at the International Writing Center Association Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA

Pouncil, F. (2018) Institutional partnerships that foster writing center anti-racist praxis: Getting out of the way through building coalitions. Atlanta, GA

Research or Academic Affiliations

Two-Year College Representative, East Central Writing Center Association

International Writing Center Association

The Writing Center @ MSU

Social Media

Twitter: @floydpouncil