Portrait of Genesea Carter

Genesea Carter
Associate Director of Composition
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition

What brought you to CSU? The job! I really wanted to be in a position that allowed me to stretch my wings, such as participating more fully in composition program administration and mentorship of GTAs and composition program faculty. I also wanted a position that would help me grow as a leader, mentor, and administrator.

What is your favorite class to teach? My favorite class is any first-year composition class! I love talking with, learning from, and teaching first-year students: talking to them about their university education, teaching them how to consciously craft a rhetorically-situated text, and better understanding their own writing experiences and choices.

Why are the humanities important? The humanities are important because they allow us to engage our five senses in such a way that cultivate our whole selves–as global and local citizens, as professionals, as lifelong learners, as members of discourse communities, and as relational beings.

Who is your favorite author? I have two: Jane Austin and Charles Dickens.

What is your favorite word? Well, since I’m from California, it’s either “dude” or “awesome.” Professionally, it’s “conundrum.”

Are you reading anything right now? I’m reading Bill Burnett and Dave Evans’ Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life in addition to scholarly work about kairos and agency for my research.