Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Faculty and Staff

Administrative Faculty

Elizabeth Wardle
Elizabeth Wardle
Department Chair
Professor
Elizabeth.Wardle@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Scholarship of Writing Program Administration; First-year composition as Writing Studies; Disciplinarity of Writing Studies; Genre theory; Activity theory; Transfer of writing-related knowledge

Kevin Roozen
Associate Professor
Director of First-Year Composition
Kevin.Roozen@ucf.edu

Research Interests: literate development throughout the lifespan; longitudinal ethnographic studies of literate activity,; writing for multiple contexts,; sociohistoric perspectives of literacy and learning,; basic writing,; qualitative research methods,; writing pedagogy, and; writing program administration.

Blake Scott
Blake Scott
Director of Writing and Rhetoric Degree Programs
Professor
bscott@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Rhetorics of Health and Medicine; Rhetorical History and Theory, including Rhetoric as Civic Engagement; Theory and Teaching of Composition; Professional and Technical Communication

R. Mark Hall
R. Mark Hall
Associate Professor
Program Director of University Writing Center
RMarkHall@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Writing center theory and practice; Tutor education and professional development; Literacy practices in popular culture; Writing pedagogy

Pavel Zemliansky
Pavel Zemliansky
Associate Professor
Program Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
pzemliansky@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Professional communication, especially in international contexts; writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines; connections between professional communication theory and WAC/WID; new media in professional communication;

Faculty

Amy Barnickel
Amy Barnickel
Instructor
Amy.Barnickel@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Art-making and writing, Gender, feminism, writing, cultural studies, caribbean literature, women's studies

Kathleen Bell
Associate Professor
Program Director of Professional Writing Certificate
Kathleen.Bell@ucf.edu
Melody Bowdon
Melody Bowdon
Professor
mbowdon@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Faculty Development; Technical and Professional Communication; Gender and Technology; Service-Learning and Higher Education; Distance-Learning

Matthew Bryan
Matthew Bryan
Instructor
Composition Coordinator
Matthew.Bryan@ucf.edu
Mary Ellen Gomrad
Mary Ellen Gomrad
Instructor
mgomrad@mail.ucf.edu

Research Interests: Technical and Professional Communication; Service-Learning; Visual Rhetoric; Technology and Writing; Gender Studies; Cross-Cultural Communication

Steffen Guenzel
Steffen Guenzel
Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum
Instructor
Steffen.Guenzel@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing Center Theory and Practice; Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class; Critical theory: Fiction and Non-fiction

John King
John King
Visiting Instructor
John.King2@ucf.edu
Barbara Rau Kyle
Barbara Rau Kyle
Instructor
barbara.kyle@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Composition and writing center theory; Information literacy and new media

Eugene Scott Launier
Eugene Scott Launier
Instructor
eugene.launier@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Composition Assessment; Student Peer Assessment; Increasing Student Engagement

Joseph D Longhany
Visiting Instructor
Joseph.Longhany@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Literacy development for adolescents and young adults; digital communication; online writing spaces

Martha Marinara
Martha Marinara
Associate Professor
Martha.Marinara@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Queer Theory and Composition; Gender Studies and Feminist Theories; SOTL in Information and Undergraduate Research; Fiction; Poetry

Paul Dan Martin
Paul Dan Martin
Instructor
paul.martin@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Writing Studies, Composition Theory, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing and Technology

Matthew McBride
Matthew McBride
Coordinator of University Writing Center
Instructor
Matthew.McBride@ucf.edu
Stacey Pigg
Stacey Pigg
Assistant Professor
Stacey.Pigg@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Rhetorical Theory; Writing Technologies; Research Methodologies; Professional Writing; Informal Learning 

Adele Richardson
Adele Richardson
Instructor
Undergraduate Advisor
adele@ucf.edu
Gabriela Raquel Rios
Gabriela Raquel Rios
Assistant Professor
Gabriela.Rios@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Indigenous (Chican@/Latin@) Rhetorics; Biocultural Diversity Studies; Materiality and Thing Theory; Embodied Rhetorics; Rhetoric and Civic Engagement

Angela Rounsaville
Angela Rounsaville
Assistant Professor
Angela.Rounsaville@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Transnational/Transcultural Literacy, Writing, and Rhetoric; Literacy Studies; Composition History, Theory, and Pedagogy; Rhetorical Genre Theory; Language and Power; Transfer

Catherine Schutz
Catherine Schutz
Instructor
schutz@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Writing for specific rhetorical situations; writing research strategies

A. Nichole Stack
A. Nichole Stack
Instructor
Nichole.Stack@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Intercultural rhetoric; Digital literacy; Metacognition; Transformative learning

Mary Tripp
Mary Tripp
Instructor
Mary.Tripp@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Distributed writing practices especially as they extend to web environments and the construction of text.Agency in the construction of texts, especially in digital environments.Activity Theory, situated learning, and new methodologies for examining extended and distributed agency in networked environments.Production and consumption of digital texts as they affect agency.

Stephanie Vie
Stephanie Vie
Associate Professor
Stephanie.Vie@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Composing in social media, particularly social networks; Technological fluency and literacy; Computer games and pedagogy; Multimodal composition; Plagiarism detection technologies and writing assessment; Professional and technical communication

Douglas Walls
Douglas Walls
Assistant Professor
Douglas.Walls@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Access; 21st century literacies; Academic and professional Identities; Community literacy; Intersections of digital and cultural rhetorics; Research design & methodology; The social web; Visual rhetoric & design

Debbie Weaver
Associate Lecturer
Department Scheduler
Deborah.Weaver@ucf.edu
Thomas Wright
Instructor
Thomas.Wright@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Rhetoric of science, especially evolutionary biology; classical rhetoric; medical discourse; online rhetoric; rhetoric and civic engagement; history of science.

Affiliated Faculty

J.D. Applen
Associate Professor
jd.applen@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric; Technical Communication for students across UCF in all majors; Hypertext and Writing for the Web; XML and Digital Archiving; Literature of Science and Technology; The Discourse of Science

Thomas B Cavanagh
Thomas B Cavanagh
Adjunct
cavanagh@ucf.edu

Research Interests: E-learning; technical communication; technological literacy; and the societal influence of technology on education training, culture, and commerce

Paul M. Dombrowski
Paul M. Dombrowski
Professor
pdombrow@mail.ucf.edu

Research Interests: Rhetoric theory, history, and practice, classical to contemporary; Texts and Technology, rhetorical and ethical aspects, and statistics and research design; technical communication, especially rhetorical and ethical aspects; discourse about rhetoric studies.

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Associate Professor
cecilia.milanes@ucf.edu

Research Interests: Latino/a Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.

Staff

Amber Mullens
Amber Mullens
Administrative Services Coordinator
Amber.Mullens@ucf.edu
Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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