KMWP Leadership

39fff1eDr. Jennifer Dail

Associate Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University

Jennifer joined the KSU English Education faculty in 2006 following four years as a middle and high school English teacher and three years as a college professor. She enjoys working with teachers and students in an effort to connect her scholarly work and teaching to current classroom practices. Her recent publications are in the area of young adult literature and focus on engaging students with texts and teachers’ uses in classroom instruction. Her current research focuses on using digital mediums to promote reflectivity in pre-service teachers.


_72C1386Lindsay Bowley
Advisory Council Chair

Creekland Middle School
Cherokee County Schools

Lindsay has taught English Language Arts at Creekland Middle School for the past seven years. In the summer of 2012, she was a fellow in the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project and subsequently served on the Advisory Board from 2012 to 2013. She is now the current chair of the Advisory Board and is working to expand KMWP’s presence on social media. She was also awarded Cherokee County’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Her areas of interest include using music as a tool for instruction, discovering innovative uses for technology in the classroom, and incorporating strength-based teaching methods.


MAStillermanphotoMary Ann Stillerman
Continuity Chair

The Walker School

A middle grades language arts teacher, Mary Ann has been actively involved with KMWP since her first year of teaching. She has served on the site’s governing board since 2006 and is currently the Continuity Chair. Mary Ann also coordinates the summer Youth Writing Academy.


MontgomeryDr. Robert Montgomery
Director of Institutes

Assistant Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University

After ten years as a high school English teacher, Rob joined the KSU faculty in 2009. As a teacher, he strives to find ways to provide preservice English teachers with experiences they can eventually carry into their own classrooms. He has multiple research interests, including standards and assessment, multigenre writing, student publication, and classroom practices that will encourage students of all ages to become more confident, competent and sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers.


profilepic2012Dr. Ryan Rish
Technology Liaison

Assistant Professor of English Education
Kennesaw State University

Ryan joined the KSU English Education faculty in 2011. He taught high school English for two years in Tanzania and six years in Ohio. His research interests include how adolescents and adults take up digital writing tools to mediate social action within and across personal, school, and community spaces. Additionally, he is interested in how English teachers leverage students’ interests and literacy practices in their instruction.


JMAXJonathan Maxfield
Administrative Associate

While an undergraduate, Jonathan worked for the Kennesaw State University Department of English for three years as an Administrative Assistant.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History with concentrations in American History and Museum Education. During his studies, Jonathan worked directly with KSU’s Museum of History & Holocaust Education creating and developing curriculum.  After graduating, Jonathan became a Writing Assistant with the KSU Writing Center before joining the KMWP team in June of 2013.