Dr. Neil Baird Arrives Fall 2018

Dr. Neil Baird

The Rhetoric and Writing program proudly welcomes Dr. Neil Baird’s arrival this  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)