Anie Patterson-Partin

PhD Student/Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bate 2144


Amanda Patterson-Partin transferred to East Carolina University in 2010 and completed both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Education degree in 2014 and 2020. She has taught high school English for the Department of Defense in Iwakuni, Japan, and Lenoir and Craven counties in North Carolina. Amanda, who goes by “Anie,” is passionate about providing a holistic educational experience for students that expand beyond the confines of her classroom.

As a Ph.D. student, her research interests include cultural and religious rhetoric focusing on multiethnic churches. 


  • B.S. English, Secondary Education, East Carolina University
  • MAEd Reading Education, East Carolina University
  • Ph.D. (in progress) Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Religious rhetoric
  • Cultural rhetoric
  • Writing studies

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • ENGL 2201: Writing Across the Disciplines
  • ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Seeking Sista Blackademics for Support: The labor of being a Black woman doctoral student at a Primarily White Institution”, (Poster Session) Codi Renee Blackmon, Anie Patterson Partin. Research and Creative Achievement Week. Greenville, NC, April 2023
  • “Teaching Social Justice in a Post-MAGA World: Writing Past the Stop WOKE Act.” (Poster Session)Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, February 2023.
  • “Church So Segregated: An Analysis of Non-Denominational Church Websites As Gatekeeping or Gateway Digital Spaces.” (Digital Activism Showcase. ) Computers and Writing: Practicing Digital Activisms. Greenville, NC, May 2022.