Keaton Kirkpatrick


273 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

Graduate StudentWriting, Rhetoric, and Cultures

PhD Student


Research Areas

Undergraduate Student Support, Digital Literacies and Rhetoric, Community Literacies, Writing Across the Curriculum


Keaton Kirkpatrick (he/him/his) began his college education studying English at Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA. After graduating, he transferred to California State University, Chico and earned his BA in English Studies and MA in English (Language and Literacy). Primarily, Keaton is interested in researching undergraduate student support. His master’s thesis, titled “Understanding Embedded Mentoring,” examined a model of undergraduate support that placed experienced students in first-year writing classrooms to offer mentorship and give first-year students support that is rarely embedded into courses. While he wants to continue studying embedded models of student support, he is also interested in digital literacies and rhetoric, community literacies, and writing across the curriculum. Apart from academics, Keaton enjoys spending time with his wife, talking to his family and friends, practicing digital art, watching TV series, playing games, and trying new practices.


MA in English (Language and Literacy), California State University, Chico


“Advantages of Embedded Mentorship in FYC.”

Kirkpatrick, Keaton, Hannah Duran and Kelsey King. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019.


WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry