Assistant Professor of English
at Johnson & Wales University
Kristi Girdharry is an Assistant Professor of English at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where she teaches courses in writing, research, and communication. She earned her PhD from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she completed her dissertation that involved turning a critical eye toward a digital archive she helped build to capture the ephemera following the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Her research interests include public writing, university-community partnerships, pedagogy, and digital literacies and identities.
Office hours can feel long, laborious, and lonely when no one shows up, especially in the beginning of a semester. One way I've found to increase my students' use of office hours is to challenge them to meet with me.