Bingham-Risher received a bachelor’s degree in English, magna cum laude, from ODU in 2002, with a minor in African American studies. She earned an M.F.A. from Bennington College in Vermont.
She was an adjunct instructor for ODU in 2005 and again in 2010, and has also served as an instructor in the university’s Lambert’s Point Summer Program.
Bingham-Risher comes to ODU from Norfolk State University, where she served as writing competency coordinator in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. She coordinated and oversaw NSU’s comprehensive writing competency assessment program and worked on developing a university-wide Quality Enhancement Plan.
ODU’s QEP focus on student writing emerged from campus-wide conversations with faculty, staff, students, alumni and employers, and was supported by analysis of the university’s institutional effectiveness data. The QEP will develop faculty knowledge, skills and abilities in teaching effective writing, without adding an unmanageable burden to faculty workloads. In addition, university support for students has been increased at the Writing Center.
She is the author two books.