Amanda Berardi Tennant
TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR; ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR OF UNDERGRADUATE WRITING
Amanda Berardi Tennant teaches undergraduate writing courses and is the associate coordinator for the Undergraduate Writing Program. She researches how people from the Appalachian region negotiate cultural identity in different rhetorical situations and how they respond to stereotypes. Her recent project examines how high-achieving Appalachian students navigate their transition to college and how they negotiate identity in their academic writing. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication and Literacy in Composition Studies (forthcoming). Tennant holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to coming to WVU, she worked as a postdoctoral teaching fellow for the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education and as writing center director at West Liberty University.