Director of the First-Year Writing Program. Specializes in composition and rhetoric, focusing especially on rhetorical studies of public cultures, communitybased writing as social action, and contemplative writing pedagogy.
- “Being There: Mindfulness as Ethical Classroom Practice.” JAEPL. (2016).
- “Excavating Indoor Voices: Inner Rhetoric and the Mindful Writing Teacher.” Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC) 2014.
- Circulating Communities: The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing. Co-edited with Stephen Parks and Tiffany Rousculp (Lexington, 2012).
- Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition (Boynton/Cook, Heinemann 2005).
- Writing Places (Longman, 2012/2005). Co-edited with George Grattan, Tim Lindgren, and Staci Shultz.
- Co-editor (with David Downing and Claude Mark Hurlburt), Beyond English, Inc.: Curricular Reform for a Global Economy (2002).
Additional Professional Information
Professor Mathieu combines interest in writing activism and mindfulness and contemplative practice to bring about social justice. For over a decade, she worked with the international street newspapers movement, which brings together local publications that provide income and a public voice for homeless people worldwide. She also practices and teaches about mindfulness and contemplative practice. She is a member of the Editorial Board of College Composition and Communications (CCC) and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) book series.