“Teaching is performed in generosity; learning is accomplished in joy.” -Louise Cowan, PhD
Aurelia Ann VonTress
The photos feature Kaitlyn and her service dog, Gary. Gary is a beloved part of Kaitlyn's classroom.
Photos by Heidi Cephus, PhD.
ENGL 1310: College Writing I
ENGL 1320: College Writing II
ENGL 2210: World Literature I
ENGL 2220: World Literature II
ENGL 3830: American Literature I
ENGL 3840: American Literature II
ENGL 3920: Survey of Ethnic Literature
TECM 2700: Introduction to Technical Writing
Preferred Form of Address (professional): Professor Willy
Preferred Name (informal): Kait
Hometown: Rolla, MIssouri
B.A. in History, Concentration in Ancient Greek, University of Dallas
M.A. in Theology, Concentration in Catechetics, University of Notre Dame
Aurelia VonTress is a PhD candidate in English at the University of North Texas, focusing in 20th Century American Literature. Her specific interests in research include Dystopian Agriculture, Ethnic Literature, Xicanisma, and WOC Feminist Theory.
In addition to her studies, Aurelia is a Teaching Fellow in English Literature, Technical Communication, and the First Year Writing Program at UNT. She has served as the Assistant Director of the Writing Program and continues to work closely with the Writing Program Administration Team. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the Graduate Students in English and helped plan the Critical Voices Graduate Student Conference.
Her dissertation includes a Post-Oppositional reading of Alcalá’s trilogy in the Sonoran Desert (Spirits of the Ordinary, The Flower in the Skull, and Treasures in Heaven) using AnaLouise Keating’s Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change
For a more detailed bio, visit her author bio at Life (Re) Claimed.