Dr. Callie F. Kostelich is an assistant professor in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech, and she is the Writing Program Administrator for First-Year Writing. Callie teaches courses in composition theory and methods, and her research interests include rural literacies, feminist rhetorics, and first-year writing. She has chapters on rural literacies in Veg(etari)an Arguments in Culture, History, and Practice: The V Word and Food Justice Activism and Pedagogies: Literacies and Rhetorics for Transforming Food Systems in Local and Transnational Contexts. She also has two collaborative pieces--feminist mentorship in graduate education and piloting language autoethnographies in FYW—currently under review. Callie continues to work on her book project, Sponsoring Agricultural Literacy: Literacies, Ideologies, and the FFA.
Callie is a 2022 Humanities Center Alumni Fellow. She was a finalist for the 2021 CCCC Excellence in Teaching Award, Emergent Category and a finalist for the 2021 Diamond Award at Texas Tech. She received a 2019 the Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship at Texas Tech and the 2020 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of English.
Callie is a faculty mentor for the South Plains STEM Scholars program and serves on the editorial staff for Composition Studies. She received her Ph.D. from TCU.
Assistant Professor for First-Year Writing and Writing Program Administrator
Technical Communication & Rhetoric; First-Year Writing