Kristyn Blessing

English and Philosophy Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 70A Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-5419


    • MFA Creative Writing
      Minnesota State University, Mankato
      Mankato, MN, United States, 2008
    • Graduate Certificate Teaching English as a Second Language
      Minnesota State University, Mankato
      Mankato, MN, United States, 2008
    • BA Liberal Arts
      Michigan Technological University
      Houghton, MI, United States, 2005

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Shandong University of Science and Technology in partnership with Clark University
        Adjunct English as a Foreign Language Faculty
        January 2012 - December 2012
      • Finlandia University, Soumi College of Arts and Sciences
        Adjunct English as a Second Language Faculty, Adjunct English Faculty
        August 2010 - December 2011
      • Michigan Technological University, English as a Second Language Program
        English as a Second Language Instructor
        August 2008 - May 2010


    Oral Presentation

    • Blessing, K. M., & Cegler, C. (May 29, 2015). Grammatical Errors Versus Lexical Gaps in International Student Writing and Strategies for Addressing Them. Technoli(ter)acy In(ter)ventions, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Blessing, K., & Onchuck, P. (November 14, 2014). Using Colors in Writing Instruction and Feedback to Clarify Organization and Grammar Patterns. MELEd, MN, United States.
    • Blessing, K., & John, V. (November, 2013). Using Literature Circles in IEP Settings to Increase Student-Centered Learning. MinneTESOL, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Humanities Departmental Scholar, Michigan Technological University (October 2004)
    • Lawrence and Elsie Klein Creative Writing Award, Michigan Technological University (May 2004)