Krystin Gollihue is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Alabama. She was formerly appointed as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and holds a PhD from the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program at NC State University. She researches the intersections of digital and analog technologies, especially in rural farming communities in the Southeast. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Computers & Composition, Kairos, Enculturation, and others.
At UNA, Krystin teaches first-writing and composition theory, along with courses in multimodality, technical writing, and cultural rhetorics. At Georgia Tech, she taught technical communication courses in partnership with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, an initiative developed from Tech’s Quality Enhancement Plan to help students engage with the topic of “sustainable communities.” Krystin also chaired the Technical Communication Committee in the Writing and Communication Program, which addressed the programmatic and assessment concerns of Georgia Tech’s technical communication courses.
Krystin served for 4 years as Editor for the Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State, where she helped launch The Nonprofit Experience, a storytelling podcast about nonprofit work and impact in North Carolina. She developed digital content, communication streams, and financial strategies to guide the journal towards becoming a nationally recognized publication.
In addition, Krystin served as the Graduate Extension Assistant for the DH Hill Library Makerspace, where she developed programming and curriculum around critical making, specifically textiles and wearables. She developed the NCSU Repair Cafe, an event series where campus community members learned how to fix broken items, and she served on the Making Space Working Group, dedicated to bringing diverse perpsectives in STEM to campus for speaking and workshop engagements. Krystin’s crowning achievement in the Makerspace was to name one of the Lulzbot 3D printers after Euphonia, the first automaton.
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