Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil
Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department, Director of Inquiry and Expression
(616) 632-2872
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Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil is an Associate Professor of English and serves as director of the Inquiry and Expression program. She earned her B.A. from Hope College, her M.Ed. from Aquinas College, and Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. Dr. R-V teaches composition, literature, literature methods, and writing methods at Aquinas. He research involves the history, rhetorical force, and application of the term "best practice;" rhetorics of motherhood; the relationship between state-mandated standards (CCSS) and first year composition; writing center pedagogies; and creating safe learning spaces for trauma survivors. Dr. R-V's scholarly work has appeared in Language Arts Journal of Michigan, Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds: Immersive Learning in English Studies (Routledge 2011), and The Doctoral Degree in English Education (Kennesaw 2009), but she is most proud of her four young daughters.


  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
  • M.Ed., Aquinas College
  • B.S., Hope College