Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University


Elizabeth Giddens

Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 265
Phone: 470-578-6766
Fax: 470-578-9057


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2001  

Education: Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990  

Other Affiliations or Positions: Master of Arts in Professional Writing, American Studies

Specializations: rhetoric, professional writing, environmental writing

Courses Regularly Taught: WRIT 3170/AMST 3770: Environmental Writing and Literature WRIT 3111: Professional Editing PRWR 6260: Managing Writing in Organizations PRWR 7900: Proposal and Grant Writing PRWR 7900: Speech Writing

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Giddens, Elizabeth. “Creating a Rhetorical Space for Biodiversity: The Great Smoky Mountains Association,” Sustainability: Rhetorics, Literacies and Narratives, Peter N. Goggin, Ed. Routledge, 2009. 55-77. ---. “Saving the Next Tree: The Georgia Hemlock Project, Community Action, and Environmental Literacy,” Community Literacy Journal. 4.1 (Fall 2009): 75-91. ---. “‘Something Unusual in Hotel Accommodations’: Visiting the Smokies Early in the Twentieth Century,” Smokies Life. 4.2 (Fall 2010) 28-45.


Program Members

Brennen, Terri
Figueiredo, Sergio
Giddens, Elizabeth
Grooms, Tony
Guglielmo, Letizia
Harper, M. Todd
Johnson, David
Levy, Aaron
McGrath, Laura
Niemann, Linda
Odom, Mary Lou
Palmer, Chris
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph