Kimberly C Harper

Associate Professor

Kimberly C Harper
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building A-440
Ph.D.Technical and Professional Discourse / East Carolina University
OtherTechnical and Scientific Communication / Miami University
B.A.English / North Carolina A&T State University


My goal as an educator is to create an environment that encourages students to experience education as a practice of freedom that helps them realize their own potential. In addition to my teaching experience, I have also presented extensively at conferences. As such, my goal as a presenter is to interact and educate the listening audience. My current research interests include Black maternal health and ethos, Black rhetorics of healthcare, reproductive justice and mental health and hip hop.

Research Interests

Social Justice and Technical Communication, Textbook Bias,
Black Maternal Health, Reproductive Justice,
Black Rhetorics of Health and Medicine
Critical Discourse Analysis

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Recent Publications

  • Kimberly Harper (2020). (In the Fight of their Lives: Mothers of the Movement and the Pursuit of Reproductive Justice). In Lori Beth De Hertogh, Maria Novotony, Erin Frost , (2/Fall Winter 2020 ) 20, pp. 176-197. Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric.
  • Kimberly Harper, Hope Jackson (2019). (Dat Niggas crazy: How Hip-Hop Negotiates Mental Health.). In Paula Groves Price, (3 & 4) 42, pp. 113-126. The Western Journal of Black Studies.
  • Kimberly Harper, Kuanchin Chen, David Yen, (2004). (Distance Learning, Virtual Classrooms, and Teaching Pedagogy in the Internet Environment). (4) 26, pp. 585-598. Technology in Society.