Kimberly C Harper

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building A-440
B.A.English / North Carolina A&T State University
OtherTechnical and Scientific Communication / Miami University
Ph.D.Technical and Professional Discourse / East Carolina 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, 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.
  • Kuanchin Chen, Kimberly Harper, David Yen (2004). (Distance Learning, Virtual Classrooms, and Teaching Pedagogy in the Internet Environment). (4) 26, pp. 585-598 ). Technology in Society.
  • Kimberly Harper (2019). (Implicit Bias, Visual Rhetoric, and Black Maternal Health: Understanding the Real Risk Factor). (Band-Aids to Scalpels: Motherhood in/of Medicine) ).
  • Kimberly Harper (2021). (Implicit Bias, Visual Rhetoric, and Black Maternal Health: Understanding the Real Risk Factor). In Dr. Rohini Bannerjee; Dr. Karim Mukhida, ). Demeter Press.
  • 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 (2021). (Social Activism in 280 Characters or Less: How to Incorporate Critical Analysis of Online Activism into TPC Curriculum). In Godwin Y. Agboka; Rebecca Walton, (Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Methodologies, and Topics) ). Utah State University Press.
  • Kimberly Harper (2020). (Technical Communication in the Age of Hashtag Activism). (Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Topics, Theories, and Methodologies) ).
  • Kimberly Harper (2018). (Using Learner Centered Pedagogy and Social Justice Pedagogy in Post-Secondary Technical and Professional Communication Writing Courses). In Jared Sagini Keengwe, (Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education) pp. 337-350 ). IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge.