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Dr. Kristin Shimmin











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Kristin Shimmin

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Writing, Technical Writing, and Expert to Non-expert Communication

301C Dunkle Hall












Kristin Shimmin joined the English faculty at Frostburg State University in 2016 and teaches courses in composition. Kristin earned a duel degree in English and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 2002. After college she taught 8th grade mathematics in Brooklyn for a few years, and dabbled in sales support in San Francisco for a few more. She earned an MA in English from Penn State in 2009 and a PhD in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. Her research interests focus on rhetoric of science, discourse circulation, and public understanding of science.

Having grown up in northern Minnesota, Kristin is eager to be living somewhere she can once again enjoy outdoor activities year round.