Deborah Coxwell-Teague

Teaching Professor
First-Year Composition Program

DEBORAH COXWELL-TEAGUE, Associate in English, Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric (1990), M.S. in Reading/Language Arts (1983), is Director of the College Composition Program in the Department of English. She trains and supervises the 140+ graduate teaching assistants who teach close to 500 sections of college composition each year, and she also teaches a variety of composition and teacher-training courses. Deborah’s publications include Everything's a Text, Pearson (2011), co-authored with Dan Melzer, and First-Year Composition: Putting Theory into Practice, Parlor Press (2014), co-authored with Ron Lunsford. She is also the author responsible for all revisions made in the two most recent editions of The Longman Writer, Pearson (2015, 2018), and the two most recent editions of The Longman Reader, Pearson (2015, 2019).


  • The Longman Reader. Pearson (2015, 2019).
  • The Longman Writer. Pearson (2015, 2018).
  • First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice. Co-edited with Ronald F. Lunsford. Parlor Press (2014).
  • Everything's a Text. Co-authored with Dan Melzer. Pearson (2011).
  • "Advanced Placement English and College Composition: A Comparison of Writing at the High School and First-Year College Levels." Co-authored with Ron Lunsford and John Kaiser. In What Is College-Level Writing? (2nd Edition). Ed. Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinberg. National Council Teachers of English (2010).
  • Finding Our Way: A Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Co-authored with Wendy Bishop. Houghton Mifflin (2005).
  • "Editing: Students' (and Teachers') Least Favorite Part of the Research Process." In A Guide to Research Writing. Ed. Wendy Bishop and Pavel Zemliansky. Boynton/Cook Heinemann (2005).
  • "Eulogy for Richard Straub." Composition Studies (Spring 2002).
  • "Making Meaning--Your Meaning--As You Read." In The Subject Is Reading. Ed. Wendy Bishop. Boynton/Cook Heinemann (2000).


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