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Cynthia Messer

Cyndi Messer, MA

Associate Professor of English


Professor Messer taught several years in secondary education before joining the faculty at Cedarville in 1998. She teaches general composition and literature courses as well as methods courses for future English teachers. She currently serves as the program coordinator for the Adolescent and Young Adult Language Arts (AYALA) majors and is a key contact for questions concerning the English education program. She also serves as faculty advisor for The Miracle, Cedarville's yearbook.

Education and Credentials

  • M.A. in English, Wright State University
  • B.A. in English Education, Cedarville College

Scholarly Works

  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs: A Teacher's Journey Toward Discovery About Disability and Identity (Cynthia K. Messer) English Journal (2010)
  • Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs (Lynn G. Roper, Erin E. Weber and Cynthia K. Messer) Global Christian School Leadership Summit (2017)  
  • Discourses Surrounding Academic Language, School Language and Complex Text (Margaret C. Grigorenko, Annis N. Shaver, Cynthia K. Messer, et al.) American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (2015)  
  • Promoting the Conversation about Religious Identity: Faith-based Narratives as a Path - Not Obstruction - to Critical Thought (Cynthia K. Messer) Conference on College Composition and Communication (2014)  
  • Discourses Surrounding Academic Language: Conceptual Hurdles Moving from Theory to Practice in Teacher Education (Margaret C. Grigorenko, Annis N. Shaver, Cynthia K. Messer, et al.) National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) Conference (2013)

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  • Favorite Places Visited: Paris, Puerto Vallarta, and San Franciso
  • Hobbies: playing board games with family, exercising, reading, playing piano, gathering family and friends around a bonfire
  • Favorite Authors: C.S. Lewis, Amy Tan, Thomas Hardy, John Steinbeck, Marilynne Robinson, Erik Lawson, Shakespeare