Christy Goldsmith is an Assistant Teaching Professor in English Education in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum and the Associate Director of the Campus Writing Program at the University of Missouri. Christy’s research trajectory takes two paths. Through her narrative inquiry into English teachers’ identities as writers and as teachers-of-writing, she explores the tensions inherent in teaching writing in secondary schools. Her second strand of research revolves around the teaching and learning of disciplinary literacy, including professional development design at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Prior to her current positions, Dr. Goldsmith taught English in Missouri public high schools for eight years before earning her PhD in English Education at Mizzou. She currently teaches courses in methods of teaching English Language Arts, disciplinary literacy, and graduate writing.
Areas of Expertise
- English Language Arts teaching
- Disciplinary literacy instruction
- Writing Across the Curriculum administration