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Rhetoric and Composition Faculty

BRUCE BALLENGER

Professor (Ph.D. University of New Hampshire)
Specialties: composition theory and pedagogy, creative nonfiction, inquiry-based writing, the essay

WHITNEY DOUGLAS

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Specialties: women’s and feminist rhetoric, community literacy, composition theory and pedagogy, nonfiction writing

HEIDI ESTREM

Professor (Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno)
Specialties: composition theory and pedagogy, writing and transfer, writing program administration, assessment

CLYDE MONEYHUN

Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Arizona)
Specialties: tutoring theory and pedagogy, rhetorical theory, translation theory, writing across the curriculum

KELLY MYERS

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Arizona)
Specialties: rhetorical theory, gender theory, rhetoric of sports

MICHELLE PAYNE

Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D. University of New Hampshire)
Specialties: composition theory and pedagogy, nonfiction writing, feminist literary theory, research methods

DORA RAMIREZ-DHOORE

Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Specialties: cultural rhetorics, feminist and chicana rhetoric and literatures, rhetorical theory, and critical race theory

DAWN SHEPHERD

Associate Professor (Ph.D. North Carolina State University)
Specialties: rhetoric and digital media; rhetorical criticism; critical cultural studies of technology; writing studies; writing program administration

GAIL SHUCK

Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Arizona)
Specialties: second-language writing and pedagogy, sociolinguistics, language ideologies and identities

KAREN UEHLING

Professor (M.A. University of California, Davis)
Specialties: basic writing pedagogy and theory, adult learners, creative nonfiction