Adrienne Jankens

Adrienne Jankens

Assistant Professor


10505, 5057 Woodward


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Adrienne Jankens

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Writing program administration, teacher development, first-year writing, reflective writing


  • B.A. English, Valparaiso University
  • M.A. English Composition and Communication, Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D. English, Rhetoric and Composition, Wayne State University
  • Professional Education Certificate, State of Michigan, expires June 2026

Awards and grants

  • Excellence in Teaching Writing Award, Wayne State University Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2015

  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020

  • General Education Teaching Award, 2021

  • University Research Grant, 2021

  • Arts and Humanities Research Support Grant, 2021

  • Josephine Nevins Keal Faculty Fellowship, 2022-2023

Selected publications

  • Jankens, Adrienne, Nicole Guinot Varty, Haley Shier, and Michelle Borkosh. "The (Missing) Human Part: Listening for Students' Perceptions of the Value of Peer Mentors." Learning Communities Research and Practice, vol. 9. November 2021.
  • Jankens, Adrienne and Amy Ann Latawiec. "Revising Reflection for Results in Teacher Research." Composition Forum, vol. 46. Spring 2021.
  • Jankens, Adrienne. “Readings for Rhetorical Responsibility: Using Contemporary Online Texts to Deepen a Concept.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan, vol. 36., no. 1, Fall 2020.
  • Jankens, Adrienne. "Learning How to Ask Writing Questions with Rhetorical Reflections." Composition Forum, vol. 41. Spring 2019.
  • Trimble, Thomas and Adrienne Jankens. “Features of Reflective Writing: Using Taxonomies of Metacognitive Behaviors to Analyze Student Reflection and Improve Teaching Practice.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 19, no. 3, October 2019.
  • Wallis, Jule and Adrienne Jankens. “Collaborative Development: Reflective Mentoring for GTAs.” Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations: Transcending Boundaries. Eds. Alice Myatt and Lynee Gaillet. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Courses taught by Adrienne Jankens

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Winter Term 2023

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021