Joanna Schmidt

Joanna Schmidt Ph.D.

Interim Director

Office Phone: 817-257-5294


Joanna Schmidt is the Interim Director in the Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement. She provides pedagogical development opportunities and instructional design for faculty, teaching staff, GA/TAs, and departments. She offers individual consultations, conducts Mid-semester Analysis Polls (MAPs) and classroom observations, and leads workshops covering a range of interests in order to promote student engagement and assessment. She advises and supports instructors in the use of educational technology in and out of the classroom in addition to LMS design and use.

Joanna was previously the Assistant Director of TCU’s Center for Digital Expression where she supported teachers in developing multimodal and non-traditional assignments, as well as teaching students to use alternate composing tools. She earned her M.S. in Writing and Book Publishing from Portland State University. Joanna teaches for TCU’s English department in writing, new media, and graphic novels. She has her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition in English studying self-sponsored student writing practices through an intersection of spatial rhetoric and graffiti.