Department of English

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)

Programs / Master of Arts in Professional Writing: Meet the Faculty

Elizabeth Giddens

Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 265
Phone: 470-578-6766


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2001  

Education: Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990  

Other Affiliations or Positions: Master of Arts in Professional Writing, American Studies

Specializations: rhetoric, professional writing, environmental writing

Courses Regularly Taught: WRIT 3170/AMST 3770: Environmental Writing and Literature WRIT 3111: Professional Editing PRWR 6260: Managing Writing in Organizations PRWR 7900: Proposal and Grant Writing PRWR 7900: Speech Writing

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Giddens, Elizabeth. “Creating a Rhetorical Space for Biodiversity: The Great Smoky Mountains Association,” Sustainability: Rhetorics, Literacies and Narratives, Peter N. Goggin, Ed. Routledge, 2009. 55-77. ---. “Saving the Next Tree: The Georgia Hemlock Project, Community Action, and Environmental Literacy,” Community Literacy Journal. 4.1 (Fall 2009): 75-91. ---. “‘Something Unusual in Hotel Accommodations’: Visiting the Smokies Early in the Twentieth Century,” Smokies Life. 4.2 (Fall 2010) 28-45.


Master of Arts in Professional Writing - Faculty