Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing

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The Rhetoric & Writing doctoral program prepares students for impactful careers as rhetoric and composition faculty and administrators. Our students engage a range of intellectual approaches at the intersection of history, theory and pedagogy. Students learn together in and beyond the space of the seminar room, developing research, teaching and civic identities through a range of coursework in rhetorical, cultural, empirical and digital approaches to writing.

Dr. Neil Baird arrives Fall 2018

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The Rhetoric and Writing program proudly welcomes Dr. Neil Baird’s arrival this coming Fall 2018. Dr. Baird will enter the department as a full-time associate professor with an expertise in writing transfer, writing across the curriculum, professional writing, and writing centers.

Dr. Baird’s research focuses on writing transfer, writing across contexts, professional writing, and writing centers. He anticipates developing a research trajectory aimed at transfer as it applies to Cookbook Labs in the Sciences, first generation students, how department culture impacts writing transfer, the impact of concurrent transfer on learning to write, and discourse-based interviews and writing transfer.

 Some of Dr. Baird’s personal interests include enjoying the outdoors and bicycling. We hope to grow and learn with Dr. Baird as he will assuredly become a great asset to the department.

Recent Publications:

Baird, N. P. & Dilger, B. (2017). How students perceive transitions: Dispositions and transfer in internships. College Composition and Communication, 68(4), 684–712.

“Metaphors for Writing Transfer in the Writing Lives and Teaching Practices of Faculty in the Disciplines.” Co-Authored with Bradley Dilger. Writing Program Administration. (Accepted; Expected Publication Fall 2017).

“Networked Research, Networked Ethics.” Co-Authored with Bradley Dilger. Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University. Eds. Brian McNely and Jeff Rice. Parlor Press. (In Press; Expected Publication 2017)

News and Stories

Dr. Soha Youssef successfully defends her dissertation

Dr. Soha Youssef successfully defends her dissertation

The Rhetoric and Writing department is proud to announce that Dr. Soha Youssef successsfully defended her dissertaion, The International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Preparation Program at Bowling Green State University: Putting the Needs of ITA and the Expectations of Native English Speaking Students in Conversation on March 27th. The department congratulates Soha  and thanks her for her many ongoing successes, contributions, and service. 

RSBS to Host Spring Colloquium

RSBS to Host Spring Colloquium

The Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp will be hosting a Spring Colloquium: Making Work Visible. The colloquium is part of an ongoing research collective focused on collaboration and expanding ideas in interdisciplinary ways. This shared space is for graduate students and faculty to engage in conversations about their work and areas of interests in order to gain better insights into the types of scholarship and questions currently being examined in the department.  

Triauna Carey, Kristin Lafollette, and Lauren Salisbury receive awards at the 40th Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference

Triauna Carey, Kristin Lafollette, and Lauren Salisbury receive awards at the 40th Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference

Rhetoric and Writing makes a big showing at this year's Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference. In the Graduate Art and Essay contest, Lauren Salisbury took first place for her essay "Midwifery as Mētis." Triauna Carey took second place for her essay "Nina Simone and the Curse of Medusa and Mētis. And Kristin LaFollette took first place for "The Feminist with the Incorrect Name."The Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference observes the many ways gender, race, etniciy, age, and class intersect. Congratulations to all of Triuana, Kristin, and Lauren's efforts in furthering recongnition of these important areas of study.