Director of Composition (she/her/hers)
Beth Buyserie is the Director of Composition and Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education from Washington State University in May 2018. Her work focuses on writing program administration, the teaching of composition, critical pedagogies, professional learning, and the intersections of language, knowledge, and power through the lenses of queer theory and critical race theory. As the Director of Composition, Dr. Buyserie mentors all Graduate Instructors in the teaching of English 1010 and 2010. She teaches English 6820, the graduate pedagogy course that prepares GIs to teach English 1010, as well as English 1010 and 2010. Dr. Buyserie particularly enjoys learning with and from both undergraduate and graduate students, and each day learns something new about the teaching of composition from students’ energy, insight, and lived experiences.
Dr. Buyserie is available to serve on graduate thesis committees concerning any aspect of rhetoric and composition, cultural studies, queer theory, critical race theory, and pedagogy.