Dr. Jessica Estep


Dr. Jessica Estep

Associate Professor of English

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Dr. Jessica Estep earned a doctorate in rhetoric and composition from Georgia State University, a master's degree in creative writing from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University. While her research and writing interests span from fiction to feminist methodologies to public rhetoric, she particularly enjoys teaching composition to first-year students.

Estep lives with her husband and two children in Atlanta, and when not teaching or writing, she enjoys bicycling, gardening, working out, and knitting.


  • Doctorate – English (rhetoric and composition) – Georgia State University
  • Master's – creative writing (fiction) – Boston University
  • Bachelor's – English – Harvard University


Recent Publications

  • "When Tenure Doesn’t Exist: A Case Study of NTT Faculty at a Tenure-free Institution." Forum: Issues About Part-time and Contingent Faculty, Volume 24.2, Spring 2021.
  • “Applying Archival Methods and Methodologies to Public Open Records.” Peitho: The Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, Volume 21.2, Spring/Summer 2019.
  • “Let’s Stop Normalizing Student Debt.” Inside Higher Ed, 6 February 2018.
  • “Keyword Essay: The Streets.” Community Literacy Journal, Volume 12.1, Fall 2017.
  • "Where We'll Leave This For Now." Women’s Studies Quarterly, Volume 44.1, Spring 2016.
  • Book review of Political Literacy in Composition and Rhetoric: Defending Academic Discourse Against Postmodern Pluralism, by Donald Lazere, Rhetoric Review, Summer 2016.
  • “Prologue to Half Hazard.” Lumina, Volume XIV, April 2015.