Faculty - Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Faculty - Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Faculty


Dr. Thralls

Dr. Charlotte Thralls

Professor
920 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (emphasis on cultural studies and organizational communication), Professional Communication, Writing Pedagogy

Courses Taught:

Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Business Writing, Grant & Proposal Writing, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetorical Theory, History of Rhetoric, Writing Studies Theory & Research, Teaching Professional Writing, Teaching Composition, Cultural Studies, Propaganda Analysis, Popular Culture, Film, First-Year Writing, Developmental Writing


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Dr. Thomas Kent

Professor
910 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Rhetoric and Philosophy

Courses Taught:

Deconstruction: Theory and Practice, Anti-foundationalism and Rhetoric, Bakhtin and Burke, Reception Aesthetics, Professional Writing, Theories of Discourse, History of Criticism, Technical Writing, Freshman Composition, Business Writing, Expository Writing, Basic Writing


Dr. Bush

Dr. Jonathan Bush

Associate Professor
911 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Writing Teacher Education, Developmental Writing, Place-Based Writing, Grammar, Military Rhetoric, Professional Writing in Middle Schools and High Schools

Courses Taught:

English Education Writing Methods, Developmental Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Theory, Grammar in the Writing Process


Dr. P-C

Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark

Assistant Professor
Director of First-Year Writing
626 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Ebonics, Teacher-Research, Writing Program Administration, African American Rhetoric, Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy

Courses Taught:

Methods of Teaching Writing, Studies in Composition Theory, Practical Writing, Thought & Writing


Dr. Gogan

Dr. Brian Gogan

Assistant Professor
609 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Professional Writing, Letter Writing, Grant Writing, Critical Theory, Baudrillardian Rhetoric

Courses Taught:

Proposals & Pitches: Grant Writing for Professionals; Transfer in Written Communication; Rhetorical Criticism; Parody & Rhetoric; Style, Identification, & Persona in Professional Writing; Business Writing; Technical Writing; Thought & Writing


Dr. Gigante

Dr. Maria Gigante

Assistant Professor
912 Sprau Tower
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Research Interests:

Rhetoric of Science (role of science communication with non-expert publics), Visual Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics

Courses Taught:

Digital Rhetoric & Writing, Methods of Teaching College Writing, Thought & Writing

 

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