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College of Arts & Sciences
First-Year English


Candace Cooper

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Assistant Director of Writing Center
First Year English
University of South Carolina



I am a first year PhD student studying Composition and Rhetoric here at USC. I’m originally from the Southside area of Virginia, but I consider the New River Valley area my home as well. I obtained both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from Radford University. I have experience in both teaching and tutoring writing and I hope to research and explore the connections between them in relation to instructor development and student involvement. I love composition pedagogy and learning about new ways in which I can engage my students in the classroom. I think the writing process is fascinating and that really informs my teaching style.