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Dr. Kristene McClure

Associate Professor of English

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A native Georgian, Dr. McClure relocated to Lawrenceville in 2014 after more than 12 years in the Los Angeles Community College District. Her English courses regularly emphasize linguistic diversity, digital communication and related student-directed topics. In her current research, she is documenting and analyzing the “linguistic landscape" (multilingual commercial and public signage) of Gwinnett County.


  • Doctorate – English (composition and TESOL) – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's – linguistics – California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelor's – comparative literature – University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Applied linguistics
  • Linguistic diversity
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Texting, social media and digital communication