Department of Rhetoric & Writing
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Davida H Charney

Faculty |
512-471-8746 |
Parlin 131

Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University

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Diane Davis

Professor & Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Writing |
471-8735 |

Interests: My work is situated at the intersection of rhetorical theory and continental philosophy.

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Mark Garrett Longaker

Professor |
PAR 12

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Jacqueline Rhodes

Joan Negley Kelleher Centennial Professor of Rhetoric and Composition |
(512) 232-4152 |
PCL 2.330H

Education: Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

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Clay Spinuzzi

Professor and Associate Chair |
471-8707 |
PAR 17

Education: Ph.D., 1999, Iowa State University

Interests: Activity theory, genre theory, actor-network theory, human-computer interaction, workplace studies, qualitative research, knowledge work

Associate Professors

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Casey A Boyle

Associate Professor & Director of Digital Writing and Research Lab |
FAC 17

Education: Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Interests: Digital Rhetoric, Digital Humanities, Posthumanism, Media Studies, Gilbert Simondon

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Rasha Diab

Associate Professor |
PAR 15

Education: Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Rhetorical theory, history and criticism; composition studies; political discourse; critical discourse analysis; comparative/contrastive and (inter)cultural rhetoric; public address; transnational rhetoric; multilingual writing and writing center pedagogy; qualitative research methods; rhetorics of reconciliation and peacemaking.

Linda Ferreira-Buckley

Associate Professor |
471-7843 |
PAR 16

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Scott Graham

Faculty |
PAR 29

Education: PhD, Iowa State University

Interests: Computational Rhetorics; Science, Technology & Medicine Studies; New Materialisms; Rhetorical Genre Studies

Assistant Professors

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Annie Hill

(on leave)
Faculty |
PAR 18

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism | Feminist Theory | Black Political Thought | British Studies | Law | Violence

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Jo Hsu


Education: Ph.D., M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism; Narrative Rhetorics; Asian American Rhetorics; Trans and Queer Studies; Feminist Theory; Disability Studies

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José Izaguirre III


Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Latinx rhetorics, (de)coloniality, social movement(s), aesthetics of politics, rhetorical histories, pre-modern and contemporary rhetorical theory

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Donnie Sackey

Assistant Professor |
PAR 20

Education: Ph.D., Rhetoric & Writing, 2013, Michigan State University

Interests: Rhetoric; environmental rhetoric; risk communication; community-engaged research; community literacy; computers and writing; research methods and methodology


Alice L Batt

Lecturer |
232-2730 |
PCL 2.330J

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Tom Buckley

Specialist |
471-8368 |
CAL 201

Krzysztof Piekarski

Lecturer |
PAR 27

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Zen, Transformation of Consciousness, Animals and Spiritual Ecology

Professors Emeriti

Lester L Faigley

Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professor in Humanities |
471-7471 |
CAL 216

Education: Ph.D., 1976, University of Washington

Interests: Impacts of digital technologies on writing, Visual rhetoric, Written argument, Travel literature

Maxine Hairston

Professor Emeritus

Jacqueline M Henkel


Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of Minnesota

James Kinneavy

Professor Emeritus

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Patricia Roberts-Miller

Professor Emeritus |
471-8378 |
PAR 21

Education: Ph.D., Rhetoric, 1987, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: History, Theory, and Pedagogy of Public Argumentation

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John J Ruszkiewicz

Professor Emeritus |
471-8764 |
CAL 202

Education: Ph.D., 1977, The Ohio State University

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Margaret A Syverson

Associate Professor Emeritus |
471-8734 |

Education: Ph.D., 1994, University of California, San Diego

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John R Trimble

University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus |
471-8700 |
PAR 327

Education: Ph.D., 1971, University of California, Berkeley

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Jeffrey Walker

Professor Emeritus |
471-8744 |
PAR 25

Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, ancient rhetoric, rhetoric and poetics, modern rhetoric and literature


Jerome F Bump

Affiliate faculty

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Larry D Carver

Affiliate faculty |
471-3458 |
GEB 1.206

Education: Ph.D., 1973, University of Rochester

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Karma R. Chávez

Affiliate faculty |
(512) 232-6888 |
GWB 2.306

Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University

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Robert King

Affiliate faculty

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin

Scott R Stroud

Faculty |
512-471-6561 |
CMA 7.138A

Education: PhD, Temple University

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471-8383 |
Calhoun 301

Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests: medieval and renaissance rhetoric, poetics, and composition pedagogy, premodern composition exercises in the modern classroom