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  • Katherine Mason Cramer Wichita State University



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Kansas English Editor-in-Chief Katie Cramer encourages readers to notice how authors of the 2024 issue of Kansas English elevate urgent issues in teaching and literacy, and consider how they, too, can join the professional conversation.


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Author Biography

  • Katherine Mason Cramer, Wichita State University

    Katherine (Katie) Mason Cramer, Ph.D. (she/her) is starting her 15th year as Program Chair and Professor of English Education in Wichita State University’s School of Education. Prior to earning her doctorate, Katie was a middle school English teacher in Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, and she has maintained her Kansas teaching licenses (ELA 5-9 and 7-12) so that a joyful return to the middle or high school ELA classroom is always possible. She has been a member of KATE and on the Executive Board since moving back to Kansas (from Arizona and Georgia) in 2010, and she has served as Editor of Kansas English since 2017. Under her leadership, Kansas English has been honored with NCTE’s Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Katie’s research and publications center the use of young adult literature to recognize, affirm, and teach diverse genders and sexualities in ELA classrooms and curricula. She can be reached at





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