Meaghan Rand

Meaghan Rand
Senior Lecturer | First-Year Writing
Cameron 126


  • PhD, UNC Charlotte, 2014
  • M.A.  University of Texas at Arlington, 2004
  • B.A. University of Connecticut, 2002

Areas of Interest

  • Rhetoric and composition
  • First Year Writing Programs
  • Digital Literacies and Digital Pedagogy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Genre studies

Current Project

My current research project analyzes how teachers talk about their jobs and what factors impact teachers’ identities and attitudes towards their jobs.


Selected Publications and Presentations

Panel Presentation (April 2015).  Rand, M., Steele, L.A., Andrews, K., and J. An.  “Re-visioning Writing in Online Spaces: Ensuring Student Learning in the Future of Hybrid Writing Courses.”  Presentation at the 2015 John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence’s Gateway Course Experience Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Roundtable Presenter (March 2015).  Goldstein, D., Rand, M., Samuels, R., Gorelick, R., and A. Lynch-Biniek.  “No Answers Barred: a [F]risky Roundtable on Teacher/Administrator Status and Student Learning.”  Presentation at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL. 

Rand, Meaghan (November 2014). “Her/HisStory in the Writing Classroom: Teaching Literacy Autobiography, Doing Writing Ethnography.”  Presentation given at the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention, Washington, DC.

Panel Presentation (October 2013).  Steele, L., Dutta, D., and M. Rand.  “Complicating the Stories We Tell: Thinking Critically About Our Teaching Narratives.”  Presentation given at the North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference, Wilmington, NC.

Panel Presentation (July 2013).  Sippy, C., Rand, M., Banks, W., Flinchbaugh, K., and S. West-Puckett.  “Reframing College and Career Readiness in the Common Core State Standards.”  Presentation given at the Council for Writing Program Administrators Conference, Savannah, GA.

Panel Presentation (April 2013).  Fulton, S., Griffin, S., Keaton, M., Rand, M., Sippy, C., and L. Arnold Steele.  “(Re)Negotiating College Readiness: Building Bridges Between K-12 and First-Year Writing Teachers and Students.”  Presentation given at the National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Birmingham, AL. 

Rand, Meaghan (April 2013).  “Relative Agency: Negotiating Classrooms, Spaces, and Communities in a First Year Writing Program.”  Presentation given at the College English Association Conference, Savannah, GA.

Panel Presentation (February 2013).  Keaton, M., Rand, M., Sippy, C., and L. Arnold Steele.  “Mapping Multiplicities: ‘College Readiness’ as a Site for Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Learning.”  Presentation given at the North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, NC.  Session Chair.

Rand, Meaghan (November 2012).  “How is This Project Graded?”: Student Writers Discuss and Negotiate Assessment Values in the New Curriculum.”  Presentation given at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, NC.  Session Chair.

Courses Taught

  • UWRT 1101 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I
  • UWRT 1102 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II
  • UWRT 1103 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II
  • ENGL 1103: Honors

Professional Appointments

  • UNC Charlotte.  Lecturer (2011-present), Adjunct Instructor (2010-2011)
  • Johnson and Wales University, Charlotte, NC. Adjunct Instructor (2010-2011)
  • University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.  Adjunct Instructor (2006-2008)
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.  Graduate Teaching Assistant (2002-2004)
First-Year Writing