Dr. Crystal VanKooten is an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where she teaches courses in composition and writing for digital media. Her current research interests include new media rhetorics and pedagogies, audio-visual research methods, and transfer in first-year composition.
Crystal earned a PhD in English and Education at the University of Michigan in 2014, an MA in English with a minor in Rhetoric and Composition from Oregon State University in 2004, and a BA in English and Spanish Secondary Education from Calvin College in 2002. More of Crystal’s work can be found on her website, or follow her on Twitter @crystalvk.