Christy Seifert

Christy Seifert, Ph.D


Full-Time Faculty


Phone: 801.832.2824


Office Location: Foster 406

Office Hours: MW 03:00PM 04:00PM


Ph.D. Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater
M.A. North Dakota State University
B.S. North Dakota State University


Christine Seifert has a PhD in English with specializations in rhetoric and professional writing. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, she does corporate training and consulting on persuasion, change management, and project management. Christine is the author of three books: The Predicteds, a novel (2011); Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight, an analysis of sex and virginity in YA literature published in the last 5 years (2015); and Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars (2015). Her next book is The Factory Girls (2017), a narrative account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Christine contributes to magazines and journals on a range of topics including pop culture and marketing, coaching and training, and persuasion. Her latest article about coaching appears in The International Journal of Self-Directed Learning (Summer 2016).


Rhetoric and persuasion; gender and pop culture; self-directed and online learning

Areas of Expertise

Rhetorical theory and practice, popular culture and feminism, and young adult literature (including Twilight, Hunger Games, etc.)

Dr. Christine Seifert