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.


2020 Winner of the Mick Doherty Kairos Award: Ran Meyer

Ran Meyer Receives Mick Doherty Kairos Award

Third-year member of the Rhetoric & Writing PhD program Ran Meyer has been named the 2020 recipient of the Mick Doherty Kairos Award.

The late Mick Doherty graduated from the Rhetoric & Writing Program in 1994. The Mick Doherty Kairos Scholarship was established to help provide educational expenses for Graduate Assistants in the Rhetoric and Writing Doctoral Program of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, in honor of his memory. Learn more about the award.

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Dr. Chad Iwertz Duffy Facilitates OWI Webinar

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Dr. Chad Iwertz Duffy, a faculty member in the Rhetoric & Writing doctoral program facilitated a webinar titled, "Online Teaching in a Time of Crisis: An Online Writing Pedagogies and Research Webinar." Speakers included Dr. Lauren Salisbury, Brian Urias, and Jessie Male.

Brainstorming for the 2021 CCCC

Rhetoric & Writing Brainstorming for #4C21

The Rhetoric & Writing doctoral program will be hosting two virtual brainstorming sessions for the 2021 Conference on College Composition and Communication! The sessions will be held via WebEx on Wednesday, April 29 from 11:30-12:20 and Friday, May 1 from 1:00-1:50. We hope to see you there!

RSBS Elections 2020-2021

RSBS Elections for 2020-2021

Congratulations to those individuals who were elected to officer positions for the 2020-2021 academic year for our graduate student organization, Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp!

We are excited to announce the following elected positions: Brandie Bohney as President; Emma Guthrie as Vice President; Morgan McDougall as Secretary; Annie Cigic, Rachel Flynn, and Laura Menard as the 21st Century Englishes Conference Co-Chairs; and Clay Chiarelotte as the Graduate Student Senate Representative.