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Michelle Payne

Department Chair

Michelle Payne earned her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of New Hampshire in 1997.  She teaches nonfiction writing, first-year composition, theories of rhetoric and composition, feminist literary theory, and research methods in composition and rhetoric.  She is the author of Bodily Discourses:  When Students Write About Abuse and Eating Disorders, as well as co-editor of The Curious Reader:  Exploring Personal and Academic Inquiry.  Her current research explores the literacies of faith-centered students in the writing classroom.