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Kelly Myers

Associate Professor,
Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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Kelly Myers teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in argument, nonfiction and creative nonfiction writing, and rhetorical theories. Her research explores the role of emotion and transformation in the ancient Greek concepts of kairos and metanoia (opportunity/missed opportunity). In recent articles, she has applied the kairos and metanoia partnership to rhetorical theory and writing processes.

After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, Dr. Myers accepted a postdoctoral fellowship, followed by a lectureship, at Stanford University. At Stanford, she taught courses on rhetoric and sports (including women in sports, Olympic rhetoric, and the science of sports). In addition, she developed the Voices of Champions writing project with the Stanford Athletic Department and created wheelchair basketball clinics with the Residential Education program.


  • Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Literature, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., English, Saint Mary’s College of California

Selected Publications

  • “Metanoic Movement: The Transformative Power of Regret.” College Composition and Communication 67.3 (Feb 2016): 385-410.
  • “Metanoia and the Transformation of Opportunity.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.1 (2011): 1-18.
  • “Unspeakable Failures.” Composition Studies 47.2 (2019): 48-67.
    Download Unspeakable Failures (PDF)


  • ENGL 204 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 304 Argument
  • ENGL 401 Advanced Nonfiction
  • ENGL 562 Theories of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 583 Gender, Sports, Rhetoric

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