Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing

Rhetoric & Writing PhD students Bailey Poland, Clay Chiarelott, Lena Ziegler, Travis Hein, and Brian Urias

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.


Co-chairs Dr. Dan Bommarito and Dr. Sue Carter Wood with Stephen Ohene-Larbi

Stephen Ohene-Larbi Successfully Defends Dissertation

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Stephen Ohene-Larbi successfully defended his dissertation project. His dissertation was titled “Harnessing Multimodality in First Year Composition Classroom in Second Language (L2) Settings to Enhance Effective Writing" and explored numerous aspects of how multimodal composition can be beneficial for second language learners.

Please join us in congratulating Stephen!

News and Stories

Brandie Bohney

Brandie Bohney's Prospectus Presentation: October 14

On Monday, October 14 from 9-10:30 a.m., Brandie Bohney will deliver her prospectus presentation. Bohney's project is titled “Force of Nurture: Influences on Early-Career ELA Teachers’ Writing Pedagogies.” Please join us at 9 a.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!

Morgan McDougall

Morgan McDougall Creates LibGuide for 2019 Common Read

Second-year Rhetoric & Writing PhD student Morgan McDougall created the LibGuide for this year's Common Read, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Morgan also shared her thoughts on the experience of creating the guide.

Welcoming Dr. Chad Iwertz, Rhetoric & Writing appears on an orange background next to a picture of Chad. Chad smiling inside Yayoi Kusama's art installation The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, a mirrored room that infinitely reflects and repeats hundreds of twinkle lights of many colors. Because the room is mirrored on all sides we can also see distorted images of Chad repeated, as well as distorted reflections of his partner, Lorene, who is taking this picture

Dr. Chad Iwertz Joins the Rhetoric & Writing Program

Dr. Chad Iwertz will be joining the English Department in Fall 2019 as an assistant professor in the Rhetoric & Writing program. He was kind enough to answer some questions to introduce himself to the department. Please join us in welcoming Chad to BGSU!   Read the interview with Chad.