Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.
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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Kevin Roozen

Kevin Roozen. Unraveling 'Writing': Interweaving Maverick Literacies throughout a Literate Life.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, 2021, pp. 95-115.


Joel Schneier
Schneier, J. (2021). Digital articulation: Examining text-based linguistic performances in mobile communication through keystroke-logging analysis. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frai.2020.539920.
Sherry Rankins-Robertson

Rankins-Robertson, Sherry and Nicholas Behm. “Performing Silence, Exhaustion, and Recovery: Articulating Faculty and Administrator Identity by Cultivating Mental Wellness ” Ed. Craig Wayne. Preserving Emotion in Student Writing: Innovation in Composition Pedagogy.  Peter Lang Series, Writing in 21st Century, 2021. 239-250.

Laurie A. Pinkert
Bowen, L. M. and Pinkert, L.A. “Identities Developed, Identities Denied: Examining the Disciplinary
Activities and Disciplinary Positioning of Retirees in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies.”
College Composition and Communication 72.2 (2020).
Sherry Rankins-Robertson

Rankins-Robertson, Sherry. “Shaped by the (Disciplinary) Past: An Intergenerational Response to Edward M. White” Invited publication for Talking Back: Senior Scholars Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies. Eds. Norbert Elliot and Alice Horning.  Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado. 2020. 370-375.

Jamila Kareem
Kareem, Jamila M. "Independent Black Institutions and Rhetorical Literacy Education: A Unique Voice of Color." Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2020, http://licsjournal.org/OJS/index.php/LiCS/article/view/244

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