Rhetoric and Composition Faculty







Elias Dominguez Barajas, Associate Professor, Director of the College Composition Program
Interests: Paremiology; Discursive Practices; Oral Traditions / Verbal Art; Literacy Practices; Intercultural and Intracultural Communication

Jaclyn Fiscus-Cannaday, Assistant Professor of English
Interests: Composition and rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and multimodal composition pedagogy

Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Professor of English
Interests: materiality, visual literacy, feminist theory, and composition pedagogy

Tarez Samra Graban, Associate Professor of English
Interests: histories of rhetoric and composition, feminist rhetorical theory, digital humanities, archival studies, transnational feminism, multilingual writing [link to ePortfolio]

Rhea Estelle Lathan, Associate Professor English
Interests: African American and women's literacies, literacy development, the teaching of writing, critical race theory, identity politics

Michael Neal, Associate Professor of English, Program Director
Interests: writing assessment, digital technologies and composition, multi-media authorship and ownership [link to ePortfolio]

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor
Interests: composition studies, writing assessment, reflection, and the intersections of culture, literacy and technologies


Affiliated Faculty

These are faculty members from other programs with whom we share interests and who have offered applicable courses and/or have served on Rhetoric and Composition graduate committees.

Tamara Bertrand Jones, Associate Professor of Higher Education: socialization during graduate education, professional experiences of underrepresented populations (especially black women) in the academy

Vanessa Dennen, Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies: cognitive, motivational, and social elements of computer-mediated communication

Leigh H. Edwards, Associate Professor of English: media studies and popular culture

David Gants, Professor of English: history of texts technologies and digital humanities

Davis Houck, Professor of Communication: the American civil rights movement, mediated representations of sport, archival research and how it affects the writing of history

Allan Jeong, Associate Professor of Instructional Systems: computer-mediated communication, computer-supported collaborative work, collaborative learning

Don Latham, Professor of Communication: young adult literature, information behavior of youth, and information literacy

Paul Marty, Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Communication and Information: museum informatics, technology and culture, innovation and design, information and society

Donna Nudd, Professor of Communication, radical performance, media adaptation, feminism, pedagogy

Andy Opel, Associate Professor of Communication, video and documentary theory and production, environmentalism, and media and consumer culture

Jennifer Proffitt, Associate Professor of Communication, political rhetoric, media production, mass communication

Suzanne Sinke, Professor of History and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, migration and gender studies in the U.S.

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