New Faculty

New Faculty Kristen Dayle Welch, Ph.d. Professor of English

By Mary Hurston Zuelke

This article appeared originally in the fall 2021  issue of Frontiers Magazine

Dr. Kristen Dayle Welch brings more than 21 years of teaching experience to SMC’s English department. Most recently, Welch was a professor of English at Cochise College, during which time she was nominated for the Students’ Choice Instructor of the Year. She was also a teaching associate at the University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology. Welch earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona and her Master of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has published four books, including “Women with the Good News,” which was nominated for the 2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Book in Non-Fiction. When not teaching or writing, Welch enjoys quilting, walking her dogs, and reading books.


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