Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Angela R. Rounsaville

Angela R. Rounsaville, Ph.D.

  • Director of First-Year Composition
  • Associate Professor
    Associate Department Chair
  • Angela.Rounsaville@ucf.edu
  • 407-823-5417
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1pm-3pm; Wednesdays 11am-12pm; Thursdays 3pm-5pm
  • Campus Location: CNH307H

Dr. Rounsaville works at the intersection of transnational literacy studies, rhetorical genre studies, and writing related transfer. Her research follows trajectories of writing across geographical and educational domains of literacy to investigate the relationship among movement, contexts, languages, and writing.  The following interconnected lines of inquiry motivate this work:  How does the movement of people, objects, and capital across contexts shape and transform local literacies?  In turn, how are local literacies shaped and transformed as they move across a range of contexts?  How do social and formal institutions regulate and shape these mobile practices, ideologies, and artifacts and to what effect? 

Her work has appeared in Research in the Teaching of English, Written Communication, Journal of Writing Program Administrators, Composition Forum, and Literacy in Composition Studies


  • Ph.D. in Language and Rhetoric from University of Washington (2010)
  • M.A. in English from University of Colorado at Boulder (2002)

Research Interests

  • Transnational/Transcultural Literacy
  • Literacy Studies
  • Rhetorical Genre Theory
  • Transfer
  • Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition

Recent Research Activities

Selected Publications


  • Rounsaville, Angela. “Worlding Genres through Lifeworld Analysis: New Directions for Genre Pedagogy and Uptake Awareness.” Composition Forum 37 (Fall 2017).
  • Rounsaville, Angela. “Genre Repertoires from Below: How one Student Built a Writing Life across Generations, Borders, and Communities.” Research in the Teaching of English 51.3 (February 2017): 317-340.


  • Rounsaville, Angela. “Taking Hold of Global Englishes: Intensive English Programs as Brokers of Transnational Literacy.” Journal of Literacy in Composition Studies 13.3 (October 2015): 67-85.
  • Rounsaville, Angela. “Situating Transnational Genre Knowledge: A Genre Trajectory Analysis of One Student’s Personal and Private Writing,” Written Communication 31.3 (July 2014): 332-364.
  • Rounsaville, Angela. “Selecting Genres for Transfer: The Role of Uptake in Students’ Antecedent Genre Knowledge,” Spec. issue of Composition Forum 26 (2012): Web. http://compositionforum.com/issue/26/.

  • Reiff, Mary Jo, Anis Bawarshi, Cathryn Cabral, Sergio Casillas, Bill Doyle, Rachel Goldberg, Jennifer Halpin, Megan Kelly, Melanie Kill, Shannon Mondor, and Angela Rounsaville. “Tracing Discursive Resources: How Students Use Prior Genre Knowledge to Negotiate New Writing Contexts in First-Year Composition,” Written Communication 28.3 (July 2011): 312-337.

  • Rounsaville, Angela, Rachel Goldberg, and Anis Bawarshi. “From Incomes to Outcomes: FYW Students’ Prior Genre Knowledge, Meta-Cognition, and the Question of Transfer,” WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators 32.1 (2009): 97-112.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (SoTL), University of Central Florida, Spring 2017.

Teaching Incentive Award, University of Central Florida, Spring 2017.

UCF Center for the Success of Women Faculty, University of Central Florida, 2017, 2017 UCF Women Making History Award.


No courses found for Spring 2020.

No courses found for Fall 2019.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10907 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10633 ENC5705 Theory & Practice in Comp Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80459 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
91253 ENC6720 Methods in Rhet & Comp Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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