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Muffy Walter

Assistant Professor of English Director of Composition and CEP Liaison
College of Arts and Sciences
Rm 112
Morgan Hall
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts
Univ of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Arts
Univ of Missouri-Kansas City, Doctor of Philosophy
  • EN 101 G, First Year Writing
  • EN 101 J, First Year Writing
  • EN 101 M, First Year Writing
  • EN 192 A, Literature & Film
  • EN 300 VD, Advanced College Writing
  • EN 399 A, Spec Topics-Writing/Reading
Scholarly Interests/Activities
Rhetoric and composition, disability studies, memoirs/life writing, feminist rhetoric, composition pedagogy.
Service Interests/Activities
Director of Composition
Liaison for English Concurrent Enrollment Program
Career Accomplishments



Obermark, Lauren and Madaline (Muffy) Walter. “Mad Women on Display: Practices of Public Rhetoric at the Glore Psychiatric Museum.” Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning 4.1 (2014). 58-80. 

“Fair Play: Lunatic Asylum Inmates Create Community With the Ladies’ Fair.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (2010): 47-70.

Phegley, Jennifer with Madaline [Walter] Guilfoil, Kristin Huston, Erin Speck, and Robert Haselwander. “Collaboration and The Periodical Press: Assigning a Group Project to Uncover Victorian Publishing Practices.” Victorian Periodical Review (Winter 2006): 343-356. 

Book Reviews
“Rethinking Bad Girls.” Review of Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960. Disability Studies Quarterly 34.2 (2014).

Awards and Fellowships (Selected)
Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2006)
Sosland Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2008)
Distinguished Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2010)
Faculty Fellow, Benedictine College (2014)

Conference Presentations (Selected)
“Acknowledging and Facilitating Invisible Disabilities in the Classroom and Community.” Cultivate Session at the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017

“Wielding a Crayon in the Battle for the ‘Mad’: Emilie Autumn’s The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2016

“Spoken but (Un)Seen: (In)visible Disability in the Composition Classroom” Conference 
on College Composition and Communication 2010

“More Than Technology: (Re)Envisioning Visual Literacy.” Co-presented with Lauren Obermark. Expanding Literacy Studies Conference for Graduate Students (The Ohio State) 2009

““It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Augusta Fischer’s Rhetorical Strategies in Searchlight” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference 2007

“To Commit or Not to Commit: Fear of Asylum Commitment in Victorian 
England” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference 2007

Professional Activities and Associations:

  • Manuscript Review Board Member for Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
  • Co-Chair, NCTE/CCCC Disability Studies Standing Group
  • National Council of Teachers of English
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