Dr. Alexandria Lockett is an Assistant Professor at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the English faculty in fall 2014 and looks forward to the privilege of serving the oldest historically Black college for women. Through writing and rhetoric instruction, she seeks to make significant contributions to Spelman’s tradition of inspiring leadership, service, and academic excellence. Before she came to Spelman, she assisted graduate student writers across disciplines for the Graduate Writing Center and consulted undergraduate researchers as a Writing Specialist for the Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Opportunity Program. In December 2013, she received her Ph.D. in English. Her areas of applied expertise include: technical/professional writing, teaching with technology, and writing program administration, which intersect with her research interests in digital humanities, new media, social movements, discourse theory, transdisciplinary communication, and cultural rhetoric. In the capacities of tutor, mentor, editor, career assistant, administrator, and instructor, she’s worked with diverse groups of college writers representing all classification levels including: multilingual (ESL), first-generation, and students from underrepresented ethnic/racial/economic/able-bodied backgrounds. Alexandria is also passionate about new media and emerging writing genres, as these topics define her research and hobbies. For instance, she has created several blogs and wikis, participates in Free/Libre Open Source Software advocacy, and prefers Linux operating systems.
Aside from her passion for teaching and learning, Alexandria lives for music, aromatherapy, cooking, traveling, and random acts of kindness. She also loves connecting with individuals who thrive on the company of novel ideas and witty people.