Rachel McKenny Directory Page

Mrs. Rachel McKenny
Lecturer, English

 

Contact Information

rmckenny@iastate.edu

324 Ross

Office Hours for Fall 2017:  MW 12-2; TR 2-3

Courses I am Teaching

SpCm 212 Introduction to Public Speaking
Eng 150 Composition and Rhetoric

Degrees

BA Creighton University    •    English
MA Iowa State University    •    English Literature

Research Areas

Shakespeare, Performance, and Speech

About My Teaching

I love to incorporate activities and new media into the classroom, and the community of the classroom is what drives me to be a better instructor semester after semester.

How I came to Teach what I Teach

As a graduate assistant, I taught 212 lab sections for two years. After graduation, I began teaching stand-alone sections and sections of composition.  Both courses support each other’s skill sets and I love seeing students grow through each essay or speech.

Recent Publications

Panel at the 2012 NCA Conference

“Accessible Lear: Teaching Shakespeare to Middle School Students” (2012)

GIFT Session at the 2011 CSCA Conference

Current Research

Currently researching new methods of using PowerPoint in the classroom

Outside of the University

I love to garden, read, do yoga, and play with my son.