Christy Goldsmith, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Campus Writing Program

Conley House, Room 107

Phone: 573-884-6221



Areas Of Expertise

  • Writerly Identities
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education
  • Narrative Inquiry


Dr. Christy Goldsmith is an Associate Director of the Campus Writing Program and an Assistant Teaching Professor of English Education at the University of Missouri. Christy’s research trajectory takes two paths. Through her narrative inquiry into English teachers’ identities as writers and as teachers-of-writing, she explores the tensions inherent in teaching writing in secondary schools. Her second strand of research revolves around the teaching and learning of disciplinary literacy, including professional development design at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Prior to her position as CWP Associate Director, Dr. Goldsmith taught high school English for eight years. She earned her PhD in English education from Mizzou, and she continues to teach courses in English education, disciplinary literacy, and graduate writing.


Missouri Writing Project

Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum

Frequently Taught Courses

LTC 4490: Teaching English Language Arts III: Media Literacy

LTC 4560–Reading and Writing in the Content Areas I

LTC 4565–Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II

Grad 9040: Academic and Professional Writing for Graduate Students

Selected Recent Publications

Goldsmith, C. (2020). Making connections between theory and practice: Pre-service educator disciplinary literacy courses as secondary WAC initiation.