Barbara Kirchmeier joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of Idaho in 2009. She is currently the Associate Director of Composition and a Lecturer. Her teaching duties include Writing Workshop for Teachers, Business Writing, and a variety of lower-division writing classes. Her administrative duties include scheduling teaching assistants, planning and implementing curriculum to support the statewide effort to reduce remediation, coordinating the Writing Studio tutors, and acting as the faculty liaison for dual credit instructors.
Barb attended the UI from 1996 until 2005, earning a B.S. in Secondary Education, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and a M.A. in English. Her masters research included writing across the curriculum (specifically strategies for implementing writing-to-learn activities) and TA education.
Barb is currently a member of International Writing Centers Association, National Council of Teachers of English and participates in state-wide conversations regarding First-Year Writing Across Idaho.
Barb lives in Moscow, Idaho with her husband, and fellow Vandal Alum, Ben and their two children.