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Alice Kinman

  • Senior Lecturer, John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics
B433 Amos Hall


Dr. Kinman specializes in teaching writing and communication for business. She also directs the Writing Center for UGA Economics students. In the Terry College, she has taught a senior thesis writing course, introduced a service-learning section of the course, and edited the UGA Journal of Economics.

Dr. Kinman completed her PhD in English from UGA in 1997. Since then she has taught English and American literature courses at UGA and University of West Georgia. In 1999 she was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Upon returning in 2000, she has served in a variety of roles, including UGA English Instructor (2000-2006) and UGA Franklin College Undergraduate Advisor (2006-2010).

Dr. Kinman has also played many roles in the Athens-Clarke Country government, including two terms on the A-CC Commission (2004-2012) and ten years on the ACC Planning Commission (2014-2024). Her focus has been on transportation and affordable housing. In 2022 she co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. That committee’s recommendations, including allowing more accessory-dwelling units into single-family neighborhoods, are now being implemented or are under consideration.

In her spare time Dr. Kinman enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters, one dog, and one cat.

Office Hours

By appointment


  • PhD, English, University of Georgia, 1996
  • BA, English, Converse College, 1983

Research Interests

  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Communication Theory and AI


Journal Articles

  • Alice Kinman. Fall 2002. “Edith Wharton and the Future of Fiction”.Edith Wharton Review, XVIII(2).
  • Alice Kinman. Winter 2000. “The Making of a Professional: Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses”. South Atlantic Review, 65(1).

Editorial Appointments

  • Editor, UGA Journal of Economics, 2014–present

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • Writing Fellow, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, 2014
  • Outstanding Professional Advisor, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Scholar Program, 1999

Prior Professional Positions

  • Commissioner, Athens-Clarke County Government, 2005-2013
  • Academic Advisor, UGA Franklin College, 2006-2011
  • Adjunct Instructor, UGA English Department, 2000-2004
  • Jagiellonian University, Fulbright Lecturer, 1999-2000
  • University of West Georgia, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997-1999