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Gesa E Kirsch

Professor, English and Media Studies
Co-founder, Women's Leadership Institute, Bentley University
Director, Communication Across the Curriculum 2001-2006
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1988
Bachelor of Arts, United States International University, 1982
Office: Adamian Academic Center 237 | 781.891._2506 | gkirsch@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Gesa E. Kirsch is professor of English at Bentley University and Director of the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences. With Maureen Goldman she co-founded the Women's Leadership Institute (now the Center for Women and Business). She won the 2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award from Bentley University. Her research and teaching interests include feminism and composition, ethics, qualitative research methodology, archival research, and environmental rhetoric. She has written and edited many books, including Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies (with Jacqueline Jones Royster); Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process (with Liz Rohan); Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook (with F. Maor, L. Massey, L.Nickoson-Massey, and M. P. Sheridan-Rabideau); Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research; Women Writing the Academy: Audience, Authority, and Transformation; Methods and Methodology (with Patricia Sullivan); and A Sense of Audience in Written Communication (with Duane Roen). Formerly Associate Executive Director for Higher Education, National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana IL and faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Director of Women's Studies at University of Oregon, Eugene, and Wayne State University, Detroit.

Teaching Interests

Creativity and innovation for MBA students; writing courses in expository writing, the personal essay, creative nonfiction, memoir. Women's autobiography, memoir, and oral history. Qualitative research methodology; feminist theory and composition; women's rhetorical education; archival research and methodology; ethics and representation in research and theory.

Research Interests

Research interests include feminist rhetorical studies, ethics and social responsibility, qualitative research methodology, archival research, and environmental rhetoric.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Feminism and rhetorical studies; Communication Across the Curriculum; Qualitative research methods Creativity and Innovation

Professional Memberships

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Women's Studies Association
Rhetoric Society of America
Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce

Awards and Honors

2013, Thomas R. Watson Scholar, Thomas R. Watson Symposium, University of Louisville, KY. This symposium brings together seven eminent scholars from around the country to discuss their work with graduate students and faculty at the University of Louisville.
2013, Invited Fellow , NEH Summer Institute on Transcendentalism and Social Action. Acceptance to NEH Summer Institutes is highly competitive (acceptance rate less than twenty percent).
2013, Excellence in Scholarship Award, Bentley University. Recognition for accumulated record of scholarly productivity, leadership in the discipline, and demonstrated influence on the work of others.
2013, Invited Fellow, FRSA, Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacture, and Commerce. This fellowship is highly selective and recognizes innovative thought leaders.
2012, Featured in Observer Magazine, Bentley University
2012, Graduate Student Symposium named in my honor, Center for Writing Studies, University of Illinois
2011, Invited Fellow, NEH Summer Institute on Sustainability and the Humanities
2009, Invited Member of the International Scientific Committee for the Writing Research Across Borders Conferences
2008, Advisory Committee of the International Bibliography, Modern Language Association (MLA), Invited member, 2008-2009.
2008, Invited Fellow, Symposium for the Study of Writing and Teaching Writing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2-7, 2008.
2008, Rauch Grant, for curriculum development, Bentley College
2007, Bentley College Publication Award 2007 for Excellence in published manuscript, "Women, Leadership, and Social Change: Past and Present." (with Maureen Goldman) The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Volume 5.6 (2006): 125-132.
2007, Invited Fellow, Feminist Research Symposium, a forum for leading scholars in feminist research and methodology. Virginia Technological Institute and State University, April 25-25, 2007.
2007, Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, 11th edition, July 2007.
2006, Bentley College Publication Award for Kirsch, Gesa E. "Friendship, Friendliness, and Feminist Fieldwork." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 30.4 (Summer 2005): 2163-2172.
2006, Invited Fellow, Summer Session on Contemplative Curriculum Development, Smith College, Northampton, MA, August 13-18, 2006. Sponsored by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
2006, Rauch Grant, Bentley College, 2006 for scholarly work and curriculum development on the uses of contemplative practices and spirituality to foster civic engagement.
2005, Nominated as a candidate to serve on the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Board of Directors, (Declined).
2004, Bentley College Publication Award 2004 for excellence in a published manuscript, Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. (with co-editors Faye Spencer Maor, Lance Massey, Lee Nickoson-Massey, and Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2003.
2002, Research Fellow, Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College, for engaging in research that connects feminist ethics and business ethics.
1999, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) grant ($120,000) for NCTE to develop a model for preparing future faculty in English and Composition Studies, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts
1994, Richard Braddock Award, Award given for the best article in the top-tier, referred journal, College Composition and Communication.

Publications

Journal Articles
Kirsch, G. E., Royster, J. J. (2010). Feminist Rhetorical Practices: In Search of Excellence. College Composition and Communication, 61 (4), 640-672.

Kirsch, G. E. (2009). From Introspection to Action: Connecting Spirituality and Civic Engagement, an article which examines the uses of spirituality to foster civic engagement. College Composition and Communication, 60, W1 - W 15. Forthcoming

Kirsch, G. E. (2008). Creating Spaces for Listening, Learning, and Sustaining the Inner Lives of Students. JAEPL: Journal of the Assembly on Expanded Perspectives on Learning, 14 (Winter 2008-2009), 56-67.

Kirsch, G. E., Goldman, M. (2006). Women, Leadership, and Social Change: Past and Present. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5 (6), 125-132. (link)

Kirsch, G. E. (2005). Friendship, Friendliness, and Feminist Fieldwork. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 30 (4), 2163-2172.

Kirsch, G. E. (2004). Walking in the Footsteps of a Historical Subject. Peitho: Newsletter of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, Vol 9.1 (Fall 2004), 1-5.

Kirsch, G. E. (2002). Toward an Engaged Rhetoric of Professional Practice. JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, Multiple Literacies, and Politics, 22 (2), 414-421.

Kirsch, G. E., Lu, M., Brandt, D., Cushman, E., Gere, A. R., Villanueva, V., Miller, R. (2001). The Politics of the Personal: Storying Our Lives Against the Grain. College English, 63, 41-62.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). Reflecting on Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research. JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, Multiple Literacies,and Politics, Electronic publication. (link)

Kirsch, G. E. (1998). Response to David Seitz. College English, 60, 344-345.

Kirsch, G. E. (1998). Conference on the Growing Use of Part-time/Adjunct Faculty: Reflections from NCTE Participants. College Composition and Communication, Forum: Newsletter of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty, 49, A13-A15.

Kirsch, G. E. (1997). Multivocal Texts and Interpretive Responsibility. College English, 59, 191-202.

Kirsch, G. E. (1996). A Comment on 'Teaching and Learning as a Man'. College English, 58, 966-968.

Kirsch, G. E., Ritchie, J. (1995). Beyond the Personal: Theorizing a Politics of Location in Composition Research. College Composition and Communication, 46, 7-29.

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). The Politics of I-Dropping. College Composition and Communication, 45, 381-383.

Kirsch, G. E., Mortensen, P. (1993). On Authority in the Study of Writing - Winner of the 1994 Richard Braddock Award for best article in College Composition and Communication. College Composition and Communication, 44, 556-572.

Kirsch, G. E. (1991). Writing Up and Down the Social Ladder: A Study of Experienced Writers Composing for Contrasting Audiences. Research in the Teaching of English, 25, 33-53.

Kirsch, G. E. (1989). Response to Only One of the Voices: Dialogic Writing Across the Curriculum. College English, 51, 99-101.

Kirsch, G. E. (1989). Authority in Reader-Writer Relationships. Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy, 21, 56-67.

Kirsch, G. E. (1988). Writing Across the Curriculum: The Program at Third College, University of California, San Diego. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 12, 47-55.

Kirsch, G. E. (1988). Students' Interpretations of Writing Tasks: A Case Study. Journal of Basic Writing, 7, 81-90.

Books
Kirsch, G. E, Royster, J. J. (2012). Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Kirsch, G. E, Maor, F. S, Massey, L, Nickoson-Massey, L, Sheridan-Rabideau, M. P. (2003). Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research: The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Mortensen, P, Kirsch, G. E. (1996). Ethics and Representation in Qualitative Studies of Literacy (Third printing 2003). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Kirsch, G. E. (1993). Women Writing the Academy: Audience, Authority, and Transformation (Second Printing 1995). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Kirsch, G. E, Sullivan, S. (1992). Methods and Methodology in Composition Research. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Kirsch, G. E, Roen, D. (1990). A Sense of Audience in Written Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Edited Volumes
Kirsch, G. E, Rohan, L. (Ed.). (2008). Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process. In Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan (Eds.),  (pp. 250). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press

Book Chapters
Kirsch, G. E. The Challenges of Conducting Ethically Responsible Research. Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research. Hampton Press

Kirsch, G. E. The Challenges of Conducting Ethically Responsible Research. In Katrina M. Powell and Pamela Takayoshi (Eds.), Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research (pp. 409-414). New York: . Hampton Press

Kirsch, G. E. A Land Ethic for Urban Dwellers. In Peter N. Goggin (Eds.), Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place (pp. 69-83). New York: . Routledge

Kirsch, G. E. (2012). New Methodological Challenges for Writing Studies Researchers. In Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan (Eds.), Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies (pp. xi - xvi). Carbondale, IL: . Southern Illinois University Press

Kirsch, G. E. (2012). Developing a Sustainable Land Ethic in 21st Century Cities. In Carlos A. Brebbia (Eds.), Eco-Architecture: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (pp. 139-147). Southampton, U.K: . Wessex Institute of Technology Press

Kirsch, G. E. (2008). Being on Location: Serendipity, Place, and Archival Research. In Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan (Eds.), Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process (pp. 20-27). Carbondale, IL: . Southern Illinois University Press

Kirsch, G. E. (2004). Response to "Practicing for Romance". In Mahiri, Jabari (Eds.), What They Don't Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth (pp. 181-184). New York: . Peter Lang

Kirsch, G. E. (2003). Ethics and the Future of Composition Research. In Bloom, Lynn Z, Daiker, Donald A, White, Edward M (Eds.), Composition Studies in the New Millenium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future (pp. 129-141). Carbondale, IL: . Southern Illinois University Press

Kirsch, G. E, Ritchie, J. (2003). Beyond the Personal: Theorizing a Politics of Location in Composition Research. Republished article from the journal College Composition and Communication. In Villanueva, Victor (Eds.),  (pp. 523-546). Urbana, IL: . National Council of Teachers of English

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). Reflecting on Collaboration in Feminist Empirical Research: Some Cautions. In Sharon James McGee, Joanne Addison (Eds.),  (pp. 158-162). Portsmouth, NH: . Heinemann

Kirsch, G. E, Mortensen, P. (1999). Reflecting on Authority. In Lisa Ede (Eds.),  (pp. 334-335). New York: . St. Martin's Press

Kirsch, G. E. (1992). Methodological Pluralism: Epistemological Issues. In Gesa Kirsch and Patricia Sullivan (Eds.),  (pp. 247-269). Carbondale: . Southern Illinois University Press

Kirsch, G. E, Roen, D. (1990). Theories and Research on Audience in Written Communication. In Gesa Kirsch and Duane Roen (Eds.), A Sense of Audience in Written Communication (pp. 13-21). Newbury Park, CA: . Sage Publications

Kirsch, G. E. (1990). Experienced Writers' Sense of Audience and Authority: Three Case Studies. In Gesa Kirsch and Duane Roen (Eds.),  (pp. 216-230). Newbury Park, CA: . Sage Publications

Book Reviews
Kirsch, G. E. (2005). [Review of the book Review of Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines: A Reader]. National Women's Studies Association Journal.

Kirsch, G. E. (2003). [Review of the book Review of I Writing: The Politics and Practice of Teaching First-Person Writing]. College Composition and Communication.

Kirsch, G. E. (1995). [Review of the book Feminist Critical Pedagogy and Composition]. College English.

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). [Review of the book Review of Academic Discourse and Critical Consciousness by Patricia Bizzell and Academic Literacies: The Private and Public Discourse of University Students by Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater]. Journal of Advanced Composition.

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). [Review of the book Review of The Mismeasure of Woman by Carol Travis]. National Women's Studies Association Journal.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Faculty Workshop on Feminist Research in Rhetoric: What Difference Does it Make?" Presented at the English Department's College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA.

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Publice Lecture: The Passionate Researcher: The Affective Dimensions of Research." Presented at the English Department's College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA.

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Public Lecture: Mindfulness, Creativity, and Feminist Rhetorical Practices." Presented at the Humanities Center and Department of Composition and Cultural Rhetoric's Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Kirsch, G. E., Royster, J. J. (2013). "Feminist Rhetorical Practices and the Building of Global Communities." Presented at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Aylesworth, A. B., Gribbons, W. M., Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Building Creativity Skills among MBA Students." Presented at the Marketing Educators Association's Marketing Educators Conference, Portland, OR.

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Mindfulness and Feminist Rhetorical Practices." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Next Steps? Responses to Royster’s and Kirsch’s Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies" Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Special Session Devoted to my new book, Feminist Rhetorical Practices, Las Vegas, NV.

Buono, A. F., Kirsch, G. E., Oches, E. A. (2013). "Stories of Institutional Change." Presented at the Aspen Institute's Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium.

Kirsch, G. E. (2013). "Environmental Sustainability, Education, and the Humanities." Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Kirsch, G. E. (2012). "Re-Imagining Aldo Leopold and Environmental Rhetoric." Presented at the Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture's Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

Kirsch, G. E. (2012). Developing a Sustainable Land Ethic in 21st Century Cities. Presented at the Wessex Institute of Technology's Sustainable City 2012: 7th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Ancona, Italy.

Kirsch, G. E., Miamis, R. (2012). "A Land Ethic for Urban Dwellers." Presented at the American Society for Environmental History's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Madison, Wisconsin.

Goldman, M., Kirsch, G. E., Ledley, F. D. (2011). "Innovation and Design: Making Room in a Crowded Curriculum for the Big Questions." Presented at the Associaton of American Colleges and Universities's Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State?, Providence, Rhode Island.

Kirsch, G. E. (2011). "Featured Session: “ Innovation and Design: Making Room in a Crowded Curriculum for the Big Questions.”." Presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities 's Arts and Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State, Providence, RI.

Kirsch, G. E. (2011). "Featured Roundtable: “ New Directions from Feminist Rhetorical Studies: Charting the Future of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies,”." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA.

Kirsch, G. E. (2009). "Gathering Force: A Discussion on Preparing Researchers at the Graduate Level." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco.

Kirsch, G. E. (2009). "More Than Mentoring: What Collaboration Can Do for Experienced Scholars." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco.

Kirsch, G. E. (2009). "Ethics, Feminist Research and Composition Studies at a Crossroads (Invitation by Professor Lynn Z. Bloom, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing)."

Kirsch, G. E., Davy, C. A. (2008). "Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process. Book presentation and discussion (May 8, 2008)."

Kirsch, G. E. (2008). "A Sense of Place in our Lives." Presented at the Writing Research Across Borders, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kirsch, G. E. (2007). "Research and Creativity in the Undergraduate Curriculum." A Comprehensive Approach to Student Scholarship, a panel with Maureen Goldman and Edward Zlotkoswki." Presented at the AAC&U Conference on The Student as Scholar, Long Beach, CA.

Kirsch, G. E. (2007). "Ethical Dilemma or Research Opportunity? Thinking through Challenging Research Encounters (Invited lecture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, November 6, 2007)"

Kirsch, G. E. (2007). "Research and Creativity."

Kirsch, G. E. (2006). ""Like an August Mushroom Hunt': Serendipity, Creativity, and a Sense of Place in Archival Research," Invited lecture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, November 2, 2006."

Kirsch, G. E. (2006). "Labor of Love: Research as a Lived Process."

Kirsch, G. E. (2005). "From Introspection to Action: Connecting Spirituality and Civic Engagement." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco.

Goldman, M., Kirsch, G. E. (2005). "Women, Leadership and Social Change: Past and Present." Presented at the Diversity Symposium: Women, Diversity, and Human Rights, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Kirsch, G. E. (2005). "Methodological and Ethical Challenges of Historical Literacy Research." Presented at the Writing Research in the Making, University of California Santa Barbara.

Kirsch, G. E. (2004). "Gender, Voice, and Authority: Academic Writing and its Challenges (Invited Guest Lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (2004). "From Spiritual Autobiography to Civic From Engagement: The Uses of Spirituality in a Creative Non-Fiction Course." Presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Austin, TX.

Kirsch, G. E. (2003). "Authorship, Authority, and Gender: What We Know, What We Need to Learn (Invited Lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (2003). "Social Change and Social Advocacy: The Case of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York.

Kirsch, G. E. (2003). "Literacy and Social Change." Presented at the Fourth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Kirsch, G. E. (2002). "Innovative Research in the Study of Women's Literacy." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (2002). "From Feminist Ethics to Business Ethics: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries."

Kirsch, G. E. (2001). "Promises Made, Promises Broken? Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research (Annual Walker Gibson lecture)"

Kirsch, G. E. (2001). "Ethics and the Future of Composition Research (Featured Speaker)." Presented at the WPA Conference on Composition Studies in the 21st Century: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). "How Can (and Should) an Association Support the Scholarship of Teaching? The History and Use of Two Position Statements" Presented at the American Association for Higher Education, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). "Implications of the Economics of Higher Education for Learned Societies." Presented at the American Council of Learned Societies, Philadelphia.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). "Promises Made, Promises Kept? Toward an Ethics of Feminist Research (Invited Lecture)"

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). "Ethics and the Future of Feminist Research (Featured Speaker)." Presented at the Second Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Minneapolis.

Kirsch, G. E. (1998). "Beyond Gender Fatigue: Engaged Dialogue in Men's Studies and Women's Studies." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (1998). "Renegotiating Consent: Limits and Possibilities." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (1997). "Feminist Critical Pedagogy: Ethical, Moral, and Political Implications (Featured Speaker)." Presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Detroit.

Kirsch, G. E. (1997). "Women Writing Science." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Phoenix, AZ.

Kirsch, G. E. (1997). "Return to the Personal: Implications for Scholarship and the Classroom (Address to the General Session)." Presented at the Midwest Conference of the Two-Year College English Association, Lincolnshire, IL.

Kirsch, G. E. (1996). "Representing Others/Representing Ourselves: Feminist Research Perspectives." Presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (1996). "Multivocal Texts and Interpretive Responsibility." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee.

Kirsch, G. E. (1996). "Ethics and Representation in Feminist Research (Guest lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1996). "Women Writing the Academy (Guest Speaker, Rhetoric and Writing Lecture Series)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1995). "Three Ethical Dilemmas in Researcher-Participant Relations." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Washington DC.

Kirsch, G. E. (1995). "Feminist Critical Pedagogy and the Teaching of Writing (Invited lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1995). "Resistance and Change in the Academy: Women Speak about Writing, Research, and Authority (Invited lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1995). "Walking Between Raindrops: Women Negotiate their Writing in the Academy (Invited lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). "Power, Politics, and Gender in the Academy: Women's Writing and Research Experiences (Invited lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). "The Politics of Interpretation in Feminist Research (Invited faculty seminar)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1994). "Whose Words? Whose Reality? The Politics of Interpretation in Feminist Research (Invited lecture)"

Kirsch, G. E. (1993). "Women Writing the Academy: Transforming Research Across the Disciplines." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Diego.

Kirsch, G. E. (1993). "Academic Women's Literacy Narratives." Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kirsch, G. E. (1992). "Women in Authority: A Contradiction in Terms?" Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (1992). "Methodological Pluralism in Composition Research." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Cincinnati, OH.

Kirsch, G. E. (1992). "Feminist Theory and Composition: A Generative Boundary Territory." Presented at the Conference on The Writing Process: Retrospect and Prospect, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Kirsch, G. E. (1991). "Women Writing Across the Disciplines: Power and Politics." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Boston.

Kirsch, G. E. (1991). "The Construction of Knowledge in Composition Research." Presented at the Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, University Park, PA.

Kirsch, G. E. (1991). "Women Writing Across the Disciplines: Issues of Audience and Authority (Invited lecture)."

Kirsch, G. E. (1990). "Current Issues in Audience Analysis: Gender and Authority." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago.

Kirsch, G. E. (1990). "The Construction of Self and Others in Academic Writing: A Study of Gender, Audience and Authority." Presented at the Conference on Re-visioning Knowledge and Curriculum: Feminist Perspectives, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Kirsch, G. E. (1990). "Women Writing (in) the Academy: Power, Pedagogy, and Politics." Presented at the Conference on Reading and Writing in the Academy, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Service

Department Service
Mentor (Faculty) for Evaluation Committee, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for Pipe line Committee, 2011 - Present
Committee Chair for Search Committee, ESOL Position, 2012 - 2013

University Service
Committee Member for Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for Research Council, 2012 - Present
Committee Chair for Advisory Board, Valente Center for Arts & Sciences, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Faculty Team, New MBA program, Innovation and Creativity Unit, 2011 - Present
Committee Member for Advisory Board, Center for Women and Business, 2010 - 2012

Professional Service
Committee Member for Executive Committtee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2013 - Present
Tenure and Promotion Reviews for other Universities, 2002 - Present
Committee Member for Modern Language Association, Advisory Committee of the International Bibliography, 2008 - 2012
Committee Member for International Scientific Committee, International Writing Across Borders Conference, 2009 - 2011