Faculty Development, Part-time faculty, American Studies, Identity, Immigration, Indigenous People, Women, Children, and Family history, Pop culture
Amanda McGrew
Faculty Fellow for Part-time Faculty Support
Kennesaw State University

I am the CETL Faculty Fellow for Part-time Faculty Support and a part-time instructor of American Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at KSU. I earned a BA in History at KSU in 2003 and an MA in American Studies in 2011. I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Alan LeBaron and the Maya Heritage Community Project for 2 years. My graduate research focused on the situation of Guatemalan Maya immigrants living in Georgia and I am the co-author of the Maya Health Toolkit for Medical Providers.

I began teaching KSU 1101 part-time in the Department of First Year and Transition Studies in 2013. In 2014, I moved to a part-time position in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department where I currently teach American Identities. I also developed and taught in several Learning Communities, including “Everybody’s a Fan!”—a learning community that focuses on fandoms and identity.

I served on KSU’s Part-time Faculty Council as the representative from ISD before taking on my role as faculty fellow at CETL. I am dedicated to helping part-time faculty access the resources they need and to developing a strong community at KSU.  I have also advocated for part-time faculty through a variety of media outlets including Creative Loafing, WABE, and GPBR.