Department of English Language and Literature   SIUE
Rhetoric and Composition Studies

The Writing Program @ SIUE

Core Faculty

Brian R. Henderson
PhD University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor
Teaching of Writing Graduate Advisor (last names A-L)
Chair, Rhetoric & Writing Committee

Specializations: Composition Pedagogy, Rhetorical Theory, Ecocomposition, and Institutional Labor

Matthew S. S. Johnson
PhD Indiana University
Associate Professor
Director of First-Year Writing

Specializations: Composition Pedagogy & Theory; Contemporary Rhetorical Theory; Digital/Electronic Literacies and Technologies; Ludology and Digital Games

Sharon James McGee
PhD Purdue University
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of English Language and Literature
Teaching of Writing Graduate Advisor (last names M-Z)

Specializations: Response and Assessment of Writing, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; Pedagogy; Feminist Theory and Research; Technical and Professional Writing; Second Language Writing

Anushiya Ramaswamy
PhD University of Nevada, Reno

Specializations: Composition Theory; History of Rhetoric; Literary Theory; African-American Rhetoric; Post-colonial Literature


Associated Faculty

(Faculty members who on occasion teach courses in the Teaching of Writing program.)

Allison Funk
MFA Columbia University

Specializations: Teaching Creative Writing; Creative Writing (Poetry); Contemporary American Poetry; Modern British and American Literature

John Pendergast
PhD University of Missouri

Specializations: History of Rhetoric and Literacy; Renaissance Literature (esp. William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser); Classical Literature in Translation; The Bible and/as Literature; Modern and Contemporary Poetic Theory; The Epic

Nancy Ruff
PhD Princeton University

Specializations: Computers; the Internet; Composition Pedagogy; Medieval Literature (esp. Chaucer); Renaissance Literature; Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature; Classical Influences; Greek; Latin; Women's Studies

Geoffrey Schmidt
MFA University of Alabama

Specializations: Teaching Creative Writing; Creative Writing (Fiction); American Literature; Contemporary American Fiction and Poetry; Popular Literature; Literary Editing

Jeffrey Skoblow
PhD Johns Hopkins University

Specializations: Composition Pedagogy, Politics and Pedagogy, 19th & 20th Century British Literature, Drama, Creative Writing

Carl Springer
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Specializations: Classical Mythology, Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient Rhetoric, the Trivium, Aesop's fables, Neo-Latin, the Biblical Epic

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