B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 2000
M.S, Secondary Education, Kansas State University, 2001
PhD., English, emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, 2014
Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2019
Digital Technology and Culture
California Arts in Corrections Program
Lake Tahoe Community College Incarcerated Student Program
Dr. Anna Plemons academic research focuses broadly on issues of educational justice. In higher education, that focus is applied to issues of access for underrepresented students. In the U.S. prison, her research and teaching practice focuses on decolonial pedagogies and relational methodologies
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS
WSU Woman of the Year, 2019 Provost Leadership Academy, 2019-2020
Associations and Service Projects
Modern Languages Association National Council of Teachers of English
Beyond Progress in the Prison Classroom: Options and Opportunities. NCTE. 2019.
“Beyond Progress: In Search of An Indigenous Methodology for the
Prison Classroom.” Chapter in Guidebook on Critical Approaches to Higher Education in Prison. Ed. Rebecca Ginsburg. Routledge. 2019.
“Something Other Than Progress: Resisting the Capitalistic Logics of Higher Education in Prison.” Chapter for Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers. Eds. Lockard and Rankins-Robertson. Syracuse University Press. 2018.
“Crossing the Divide: How Department Chairs Can Better
Support Underrepresented Students Through Institutional Collaboration.” Co-authored with Mark Triana, Toria Messinger, and Kim Dela Cruz. The Department Chair. Wiley. 2019.
“Retention, Critical Pedagogy, and Students as Agents: Eschewing the Deficit Model.” Co-authored with Beth Buyserie
and Patty Ericsson. Book chapter for Overcoming Writers’ Block: Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs, Eds. Todd Ruecker, Dawn Shepherd, Heidi Estrem, and Beth-Brunk Chavez. April, 2017.
“Literacy as an Act of Creative Resistance: Joining the Work of Incarcerated Teaching Artists at a Maximum-Security Prison.” Community Literacy Journal 7.2 (2013). 39-52.
“Saying Good-bye, Keeping My Keys.” Teaching Artist Journal 11.2 (2013). 97-104.