Alumni & Past Dissertations

 

2020:

Sweta Baniya. Comparative study of networked communities, crisis communication, and technology: Rhetoric of disaster in the Nepal earthquake and Hurricane Maria. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Thomas Rickert, Jennifer Bay, Seungyoon Lee]. Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University.

Tony Bushner. Hobbyist board game design practices: How do board game designers craft their rules manuals and solicit user feedback on prototype games? [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Bradley Dilger, Samantha Blackmon, Michael Trice]. Lecturer, Digital Studies Institute, University of Michigan.

Daniel Ernst. The android english teacher: Writing education in the age of automation. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), April Ginther, Bradley Dilger, Harry Denny]. Lecturer, Tennessee Tech University.

Alisha Karabinus. We are building histories: Game studies and rhetorical metrics. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Samantha Blackmon (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, Bradley Dilger]. Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University.

Lindsey Macdonald. The right to health: A rhetorical assemblage of mental health advocacy and legislation. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Michael Salvo, Elizabeth Angeli]. Limited Term Lecturer, Purdue University.

Trinity Overmyer. The rhetorics of data: Insight and knowledge-making at a national science laboratory. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Michael Salvo, Jennifer Bay, Benjamin Sims]. Visiting Clinical Instructor, Purdue University.

2019:

Erin Brock Carlson. ”There is wealth in the struggle”: Unearthing and embracing community knowledges through organizing work in Appalachia. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Michael Salvo, Samantha Blackmon, W. Michele Simmons]. Assistant Professor, West Virginia University.

Carrie Grant. Activist technical communication at girls’ technology camps: Building girls’ confidence in digital literacies. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Michael Salvo]. Assistant Professor, Towson University.

Patrick Love. Online education, circulation, and information economies of the future. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Thomas Rickert, Samantha Blackmon, Peter Fadde]. Assistant Professor, Monmouth University.

Michelle McMullin. Crafting new materialist research frameworks for collaborative response. [Committee: Bradley Dilger (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, Blake Scott]. Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University.

John Sherrill. DIY feminism in post-industrial spaces. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Bradley Dilger, Kristin Arola]. Assistant Professor, Qatar University.

Beth Towle. ”It depends on who you talk to”: Mapping writing center-writing program relationships at small liberal arts colleges. [Committee: Harry Denny (chair), Bradley Dilger, Irwin Weiser, Jackie Grutsch McKinney]. Assistant Professor and Associate Writing Center Director, Salisbury University.

2018:

Amelia Chesley. Conventions of the commons: Technical communication and crowdsourced digital publishing. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Michael Salvo, Richard Johnson-Sheehan]. Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Sherri Craig. On the front line: Locating mentorship in the composition practicum. [Committee: Bradley Dilger (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser]. Assistant Professor, West Chester University.

Samuel Dunn. Pathology or neurodiversity?: Cognitive accessibility and the rhetorical construction of ADHD in higher education. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Michael Salvo]. Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University.

Jeff Gerding. Advocating for users, engaging citizens: Analyzing the rhetoric of civic engagement in the digital services movement. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Harry Denny, Bradley Dilger, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Xavier University.

Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison. Nooses and balancing acts: Reflections and advice on racism and antiracism from Black writing tutors at predominantly white institutions. [Committee: Harry Denny (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Bradley Dilger, Michele Eodice]. Assistant Professor and Director of OU Writing Center & Expository Writing Program, University of Oklahoma.

Daniel Liddle. Beyond animation: Toward a rhetoric of motion design for technical and professional writing. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo]. Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University.

Erin Cromer Twal. Excavating rhetoric’s place in Petra: Cultivating public memory through material culture. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Enos, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

2017:

Tyler Carter. The rhetorics of Vipassanā meditation. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University.

Dan Kenzie. Defining injury, managing uncertainty: Articulating definitions of traumatic brain injury. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Bradley Dilger, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Lisa Meloncon, Irwin Weiser]. Assistant Professor of Practice, North Dakota State University.

Elizabeth T. Lane. From silence to impact: Analyzing women rhetors and activist discourse in networked spaces. [Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Harry Denny, Bradley Dilger, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Xavier University.

Nicholas Marino. Muscular articulations: Towards a theorization of the interaction between rhetoric and physical fitness. [Committee: Harry Denny (co-chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan (co-chair), Jennifer Bay, Tracey Jean Boisseau]. Lecturer, Trinity College.

Mary McCall. "It takes a certain kind of girl to be in engineering": The rhetorical construction of undergraduate women's engineering identities. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Bradley Dilger, Alice Pawley]. Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University.

Kathryn Yankura Swacha. ”I could probably live to be 100": A rhetorical analysis of aging and public health. [Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, University of Maine.

2016:

Charlotte Hyde. Silent dissent: The effect of structural secrecy on professional communication at NASA. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Patricia Sullivan].

Emily Legg. Listening to our stories in dusty boxes: Indigenous storytelling methodology, archival practice, and the Cherokee Female Seminary. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Professor, Miami University.

Christine Masters. Encounters beyond the interface: Data structures, material feminisms, and composition. [Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor and Professional Writing Program Coordinator, Francis Marion University.

Gracemarie Mike Fillenwarth. Rhetoric and feminism in the Americanization Era: The YWCA's rhetorical education program for immigrant women. [Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Janet Alsup, Tony Silva, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Rowan University.

Stacy (Nall) Dean. Decentering the writing program archive: How composition instructors save and share their teaching materials. [Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Assistant Professor and Director of University Writing Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Luke Redington. Methodology on trial: The rhetorical function of Toulminian warrants in expert testimony. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Mark Hannah, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Teaching Professor and Writing Center Director, Gordon College.

Enrique Reynoso, Jr. Pick yourself up by your broadband: Access, the digital divide, and migrant workers. [Committee: Samantha Blackmon (chair), Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo, Patricia Sullivan]. Lecturer, University of Washington-Bothell.

Fernando Sanchez. Technical communication in place-making professions: Exploring the network pictures of urban designers. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Bradley Dilger, Michael Salvo]. Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas.

Ellery Sills. Emerging genres, dangerous classifications: The kairos of digital composing policy. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Adam Strantz. Wayfinding localized research practices through mobile technology. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Miami University.

Kyle Vealey. Storytelling failure in the Vale of Leven: How a bacterial outbreak became a wicked problem. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo]. Assistant Professor, West Chester University.

Jonathan Wallin. An ecology of place in composition studies. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Thomas Rickert]. Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Southern Virginia University.

2015:

Fredrik DeBoer. The CLA+ and the two cultures: Writing assessment and educational testing. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Janet Alsup, Bradley Dilger, April Ginther]. Author, The Cult of Smart.

Cody Reimer. Big data-fueled design: Rapid iteration and constructing compelling systems. [Committee: Samantha Blackmon (chair), Nathan Johnson, Michael Salvo, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Don Unger. What peer-to-peer networks teach us about institutional service. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Michele Simmons]. Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi.

2014:

Tristan Abbott. Writing, politics, and agnotology: Maintaining the institutional viability of composition studies in an age of reform. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Nathan Johnson]. Writing Center Director & Assistant Professor, Morgan State University.

Zachery Koppelmann. Understanding the rhetorical engineer. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Jim Jones, Irwin Weiser]. Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director, Wabash College.

Alexandra Layne. Policies, women, and procedural ethics: Obscured presences in meritocratic technological environments. [Committee: Samantha Blackmon (chair), Jennifer Bay, Michael Salvo, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University.

Patricia Poblete. Administration, situation, and scholarship: A posthuman examination of writing program administrators. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor and Writing Program Administrator, Henderson State University.

Justin Rademaekers. Rhetoric for the disciplines: A theory of writing and language instruction for students of interdisciplinary and applied sciences. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Leigh Raymond, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor and Writing Across the Curriculum Director, West Chester University.

Katie Taylor. Attuned advocacy: Rhetorics of engagement in urban Appalachia. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Kendall Leon, Patricia Sullivan]. CEO, Untold Content.

2013:

Jessica Clements. The new face of ethos: Assembling students' ethical competencies. [Committee: Samantha Blackmon (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Whitworth University.

Jeremy Cushman. Selling a $600 piece of paper: Rhetorical action in an automotive repair shop. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo]. Associate Professor, Western Washington University.

C. Jo Doran. Engaging (in) the university: Researching L2 graduate students' academic discourse needs through affect literacy. [Committee: Tony Silva (co-chair), Thomas Rickert (co-chair), Margie Berns, Z. Z. Lehmberg].

Alexandra Hidalgo. Lifers, casual offenders, and remixers: Bringing together rhetoric and feminist film and video production. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Peter Fadde]. Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Documentary Laboratory for Creative Non-Fiction Film, Michigan State University.

Laurie Pinkert. [In]visible writing programs: The infrastructure of graduate writing across and within the disciplines. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Linda Bergmann, Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, University of Central Florida.

Adam Pope. Programmatically-centered design: An integrated approach to LMS design and curation. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Jennifer Bay, Nathan Johnson, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas.

Ethan Sproat. Inexorable burden: Rhetoric and togetherness. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Patricia Sullivan]. Director of Proposal Development, Utah Valley University.

2012:

Elizabeth Angeli. Networks of communication in emergency medical services. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Linda Bergmann, Stephen Bernhardt, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Marquette University.

Jeff Bacha. Organizational structures, usability studies, and story telling: Rhetorically (re)examining the user's role in product development. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), David Blakesley, Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor and Director of English Internship Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Cristyn Elder. ”Dear OWL Mail”: Reshaping our stories about writers and writers’ concerns. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Linda Bergmann, Samantha Blackmon, April Ginther, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Director of Rhetoric and Writing, and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, University of New Mexico.

Kristen Moore. Rhetoric, interrupted: Public engagement practices and policy work. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, Michael Salvo, Michele Simmons]. Associate Professor, University at Buffalo.

Margaret Morris. That third hybrid thing: Locating a disciplinary view of collaboration and a conceptual model for exigency-based collaboration research. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (co-chair), Shirley Rose (co-chair), Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser]. Assistant Professor, Michigan State University.

Ehren Pflugfelder. In measure of the world: Advancing a kinaesthetic rhetoric. [Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Oregon State University.

Josh Prenosil. A proposal for a non-modern rhetoric of social movements. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, John Schilb]. Assistant Professor, Creighton University.

Meg Schoen. Rhetoric of the thirstland: Discourse and democracy in Botswana. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Thomas Rickert, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor and Director of First-Year Writing, Oakland University.

Mark Sidey. WPAs and adjuncts: What we can learn from social identity & expertise theories. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Stuart Blythe, Richard Johnson-Sheehan]. Continuing Lecturer, Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Jennifer Talbot. Re-articulating postprocess: Affect, neuroscience, and institutional discourse. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, University of Central Arkansas.

2011:

Mark Hannah. Theorizing a rhetoric of connectivity. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, Arizona State University.

Karen Kaiser Lee. From telling to transforming: Rhetorical invention and the genre of the research paper. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Jennifer Bay, Linda Bergmann, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Saint Xavier University.

Mark Pepper. Redefining the popular: Systems, networks, and the circulation of digital desire. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Jennifer Bay, Samantha Blackmon, David Blakesley]. Associate Professor, Utah Valley University.

Morgan Reitmeyer. From glass flowers to computer games: Examining the emergent media practices of plant biologists. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Michael Salvo]. Independent Consultant.

Christina Saidy. Civics lessons: Rhetorics for citizenship in the public and academic spheres. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, Arizona State University.

Lars Soderlund. Catalyzing persuasion: Toward a theory of kairos and repetition. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Dan Smith, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Western Oregon University.

Tom Sura. “Is this on Google?”: Toward a theory and pedagogy of digital archives for composition teachers. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Shirley Rose, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, West Virginia University.

2010:

Allen Brizee. College-community partnerships: Designing a sustainable and participatory literacy program. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Tony Silva]. Associate Professor and Faculty Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship, Loyola University Maryland.

Jenniemarie Calcamuggio. Public intellectual as rhetor: Employing epideictic rhetoric, ethos, and technology to open spaces, promote participation, and encourage action. [Committee: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, Jennifer Bay].

Danielle Cordaro. How student data matters in writing program administration. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Irwin Weiser, April Ginther]. Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Faculty Development, University of Mount Union.

Joy Santee. Inter-institutional collaboration and the composition of cartographic texts: Mapping the Underground Railroad bicycle route. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Michael Salvo, Thomas Rickert, Richard Johnson-Sheehan]. Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana.

Karen Schiler. A movable ethos: How ethics and rhetoric can imagine and invite new publics. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Samantha Blackmon, David Blakesley]. Department Chair of English and Modern Languages, Oklahoma City University.

Jaclyn Wells. Online writing labs as sites for community engagement. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor and Writing Center Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

2009:

Dana Driscoll. Pedagogy of transfer: Impacts of student and instructor attitudes. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Anne Beaufort, Shirley Rose, Irwin Weiser]. Professor and Writing Center Director, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Kristine Johnson. Meeting when he asks to be met: Public religious discourse in the "Catholic Worker". [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Jennifer Bay, Thomas Ryba, Richard Johnson-Sheehan]. Associate Professor, Calvin University.

Megan Morton. Deliberative rhetoric and colonial identity in New England, 1632-1646: Miantonomi, Roger Williams, Samuel Gorton, and Edward Winslow. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (co-chair), Kristina Bross (co-chair), Ryan Schneider, Patricia Sullivan]. Assistant Professor, Geneva College.

Nathaniel Rivers. Cultivating rhetorics: Exploring and exploiting the emergent boundaries of nature and culture. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Samantha Blackmon, David Blakesley, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Saint Louis University.

Marc Santos. Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado.

Morgan [Sousa] Dennis. Mapping usability: A critical research analysis of trends in software usability research, theory, and practice. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Thomas Rickert]. Clinical Engagement Strategist, Ontada.

Jeremy Tirrell. Mapping a geographical history of digital technology in rhetoric and composition. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, Michael Salvo]. Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Ryan Weber. Ironically we dwell. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (chair), Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Jennifer Bay, David Blakesley]. Associate Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Jessica Woodruff. Agnostics, skeptics, and believers: Writing teachers' perspectives on student-centered teaching. [Committee: Shirley Rose (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Linda Bergmann, Irwin Weiser, Janet Alsup]. Associate Professor, Ivy Tech Community College.

2008:

Jennifer Consilio. Attitudes of African American vernacular speakers towards technology. [Committee: Samantha Blackmon (co-chair), Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan]. Professor and Writing Center Director, Lewis University.

Timothy Krause. Strategic Web design: Practice and peril in user-centered Web design. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Jennifer Bay, David Blakesley, Michael Salvo]. Professor and Department Chair, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Maria Lombard. Professional writing, technology, and the rhizomatic transmission of knowledge. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert]. Assistant Professor, Northwestern University in Qatar.

Paul Lynch. Entertaining moralities: Casuistry and the teaching of writing. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, Saint Louis University.

Alexis Ramsey-Tobienne. [ad]dressing the past: a critical methodology for archival research in rhetoric and composition. [Committee: Shirley Rose (chair), Susan Curtis, Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert]. Associate Professor, Eckerd College.

Jingfang Ren. Sustaining webs of connections: A qualitative meta-analysis of research in professional writing (1970-2006). [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Irwin Weiser, Michael Salvo].

Kristen Seas [Trader]. Of a certain persuasion: Rhetoric, complexity, and the emergence of subjectivity. [Committee: Thomas Rickert (co-chair), Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Jennifer Bay, Patricia Sullivan]. Instructional Designer, Carroll University.

2007:

James Beasley. A prehistory of rhetoric and composition: New rhetoric and neo-Aristotelianism at the University of Chicago, 1947—1959. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Shirley Rose, Thomas Rickert]. Associate Professor, University of North Florida.

Geoffrey Carter. Rereading and rewriting bloc/ks: Teaching multi-modal literacies through an apprenticeship in proper names. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Daniel Smith]. Associate Professor, Saginaw Valley State University.

Huiling Ding. Rhetoric of a global epidemic: Intercultural and intracultural professional communication about SARS. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Michael Salvo, Thomas Rickert, David Blakesley]. Professor, North Carolina State University.

Debrah Huffman. Reading by the book: An examination of reading pedagogy in introductory composition textbooks. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Linda Bergmann, Shirley Rose, Janet Alsup]. Assistant Professor, Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Lisa McGrady. Writing together with technology: Technological literacy and collaboration in professional writing student teams. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, David Blakesley, Shirley Rose]. Dean of Teaching and Learning, Olivet University.

Amy Ferdinandt Stolley. (Re)placing grammar in the composition classroom. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Linda Bergmann, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University.

Karl Stolley. An art of emergent visual rhetoric. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Petronio Bendito, Thomas Rickert, David Blakesley]. Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Barbara M. Whitehead. A rhetorical analysis of John Fowles's "Daniel Martin". [Committee: Shirley Rose (co-chair), Janice Lauer (co-chair), William Palmer, Irwin Weiser].

Linda K. Yost. Their silence set them apart: A study of international students in a mainstream composition class. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Tony Silva (co-chair), Margie Berns, Christina Biava].

2006:

D. Kate Agena. Process and power: Building strategies for technical communicators to effect organizational change. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Michael Salvo, Jennifer Bay]. IBM.

Sean Conrey. Coming to terms with place: Toward a phenomenological technique of rhetorical placemaking. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Thomas Rickert, David Blakesley, Daniel Smith]. Part Time Instructor and Associate Director of Project Advance program, Syracuse University.

Tarez Samra Graban. Towards a feminine ironic: Understanding irony in the oppositional discourse of women from the early modern and modern periods. [Committee: Victor Raskin (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan (co-chair), Linda Bergmann, Salvatore Attardo, Janice Lauer]. Associate Professor, Florida State University.

Lu, Liu. Understanding rhetorical traditions, rethinking writing pedagogies: A cross-national study of written argumentation instruction in secondary school textbooks. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Tony Silva (co-chair), Janet Alsup, Margie Berns, Andy Kirkpatrick].

Julie Staggers. Learning to love the bomb: Secrecy and denial in the atomic city, 1943—1961. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Michael Salvo, Stuart Blythe, David Blakesley]. Associate Professor, Washington State University.

Winner, James A. Berlin Award for Best Dissertation, Conference on College Composition and Communication

2005:

Colin Charlton. A pedagogical becoming: Alternatives to the rhetoric of "You don't know jack" in first-year composition. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Thomas Rickert, Shirley Rose, Jennifer Bay]. Professor and Department Chair, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Jonikka Charlton. Explaining ourselves to others: A study of how WPAs argue for humanities-oriented composition programs in the "Corporate University". [Committee: Shirley Rose (chair), Jennifer Bay, Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Vice President for Student Academic Success & Dean of the University College, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Jessica Clark. An investigation of the quantity and quality of collaboration in writing center tutorials. [Committee: Linda Bergmann (chair), Irwin Weiser, Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan, Janet Alsup]. Director, Huntington Learning Center.

Carlann Fox [Scholl]. Relationship-centered discourse for clinical medicine: A case study in medical rhetoric. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Thomas Rickert, David Blakesley].

Serkan Gorkemli. The globalization of digital technologies and LGBT identities: The Turkish collegiate lesbigay population's access to the Internet and the formation of lesbigay identities and communities in Turkey. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Margie Berns, Dino Felluga, Samantha Blackmon]. Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Kelly Pender. Writing beyond the art/chance binary: The ongoing debate about techne in rhetoric and composition. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), David Blakesley (co-chair), Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser, Michael Carter]. Associate Professor, Virginia Tech University.

Michael Pennell. English in the "hurricane winds of change": Labor market intermediaries and literacy in two Indiana counties. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, David Blakesley]. Associate Professor, University of Kentucky.

Meredith Zoetewey [Johnson]. Mobile writing technologies and the dis/location of the computer classroom. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, David Blakesley, Michael Salvo]. Professor, University of South Florida.

2004:

Jennifer Courtney. The rhetoric of domestic advice: Ethos and metaphor. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Thomas Rickert, Pat Sullivan]. Associate Professor, Rowan University.

Michael Kapper. Affect as epistemic source in a posthuman age. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser].

Erin Karper. "Ordinary people do this": A rhetorical case study of novice Web design. [Committee: David Blakesley (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Samantha Blackmon, Johndan Johnson Eilola]. Associate Professor, Niagara University.

Karen Kuralt. Collaborative literacy in the writing classroom: A theory of pedagogy. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), Shirley Rose (co-chair), Irwin Weiser, Patricia Sullivan]. Associate Professor, University of Arkansas Little Rock.

Jessie Moore [Kapper]. Mapping the geographies of second language writing. [Committee: Tony Silva (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, Paul Kei Matsuda].

Julia Romberger. The ecology of a digital environment: Using ecofeminist theory to understand Microsoft Word's rhetorical design. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Thomas Rickert, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, Old Dominion University.

2003:

Matthew Abraham. The rhetoric of resistance and the resistance to theory: Controversial academic scholarship in the American public sphere. [Committee: Arkady Plotnitsky (chair), William McBride, Aparajita Sagar, Leonard Harris, Patricia Sullivan]. Professor, University of Arizona.

Nicole Brown. Constructing 'community' online: A discussion of metaphor, meaning, and rhetorical action. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Irwin Weiser, David Blakesley]. Assistant Professor, Western Washington University.

Kevin De Pew. The rhetorical process of digital subjectivities: Case studies of international teaching assistants negotiating identity with digital media. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Samantha Blackmon, Margie Berns, Tony Silva]. Associate Professor, Old Dominion University.

Christopher Gilliard. Sports, power, and the black body: Pedagogy and writing race. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Janice Lauer, Samantha Blackmon, Shirley Rose]. Professor, Macomb Community College.

Christine Norris. The rhetoric of cookbooks in eighteenth-century England. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Emily Allen, Shirley Rose, Patrocinio Schweickart]. Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama.

Bridget Fahey. Visual rhetoric, media, and rhetors: Creating spaces for deliberation. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Irwin Weiser, Anne Wysocki].

2002:

Robert Bergland. Downsizing and upgrading: A manufacturing firm's move to electronic distribution of documents. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), David Blakesley, Janice Lauer, Graham Smart]. Associate Professor, Northwest Missouri State University.

Karen Bishop-Morris. Documenting institutional identity: Strategic writing in the IUPUI comprehensive campaign. [Committee: Shirley Rose (chair), Irwin Weiser, Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan, Ulla Connor]. Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest.

Teresa (Teddi) Fishman. Writing distance education: Select histories of distance education writing courses and their effects on ongoing distance education writing course pedagogy. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Irwin Weiser, Shirley Rose, Johndan Johnson Eilola]. Former Director, International Center for Academic Integrity.

Mary Gitzen. Face to face: Conferencing as ESL writing instruction. [Committee: Tony Silva (chair), Irwin Weiser, Linda Bergmann, Margie Berns].

Molly Flaherty Haas. A case study of grant proposal writing in a nonprofit workplace: Writing to keep families off the street. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Ulla Connor, Patricia Sullivan, David Blakesley].

Scott Jones. The role of electronic mail in workplace writing. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, David Blakesley, Samantha Blackmon]. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lander University.

Karen Kopelson. Teaching trouble: Performativity and composition pedagogy—Composing connections. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Shirley Rose, Samantha Blackmon]. Associate Professor, University of Louisville.

Jennifer Morrison. Purdue University's School of Liberal Arts Writing Intensive Initiative: A case of professional development for teaching assistants. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan, Patricia Harkin]. Admissions Counselor, Erie Community College.

2001:

Hulda Amenya. English in a Kenyan university: How Kenyan students negotiate their cultural upbringing and the university's western-oriented education in writing. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Shirley Rose, Margie Berns, Shaun Hughes]. Lecturer, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.

Jonathan Bush. Teaching writing in a middle school: A multiple case study of pedagogical content knowledge, context, and beliefs. [Committee: Margaret Finders (chair), Irwin Weiser, Patricia Sullivan, Christian Knoeller]. Professor, Western Michigan University.

Mary Ellen Daniloff-Merrill. Using critical discourse analysis to analyze a basic writing workbook. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Janice Lauer, Tony Silva, Margie Berns]. Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University.

Helen Foster. An institutional critique of writing process. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Shirley Rose, Patricia Harkin]. Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso.

Amy Kimme Hea. Entanglements: Re-articulating discourses and practices of Web-based teaching and learning. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (co-chair), Johndan Johnson-Eilola (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan, David Blakesley]. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success, University of Arizona.

Lynn Sykes. Collaboration in a group of graduate writing teachers. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Shirley Rose, Margaret Finders].

Melinda Turnley. Re-writing media: A critical investigation of mediological assumptions in composition pedagogies. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Johndan Johnson-Eilola, David Blakesley, Shirley Rose]. Assistant Director, MS in Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University.

2000:

Laurie Cubbison. Validating illness: Internet activism in response to institutional discourse. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), James Porter, Patricia Sullivan, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Professor, Radford University.

Suanna Haston Davis. A rhetorical analysis of the influence of official missionary correspondence on community identity in selected Churches of Christ. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Shirley Rose, Patricia Harkin]. Assistant Professor, Abilene Christian University.

Baotong Gu. From the oracle bones to the computer: A rhetorical perspective on writing technology development in China. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Tony Silva, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Associate Professor, Georgia State University.

Jeffrey Jablonski. Reconceiving interdisciplinary collaboration: Locating the intellectual work of writing across the curriculum consultants. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Graham Smart, Tony Silva]. Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Bryan Kopp. The cultural rhetorics of deviance: True crimes in postwar America. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), Siobhan Somerville, Richard Dienst, Irwin Weiser, John Schilb]. Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Paul Kei Matsuda. ESL writing in twentieth-century United States higher education: The formation of an interdisciplinary field. [Committee: Tony Silva (chair), Margie Berns, Ulla Connor, Patricia Harkin, Irwin Weiser]. Professor, Arizona State University.

Kathleen Parvin. Toward a theory for ethical-democratic composition practice: Transgressing boundaries of radical pedagogy discourses. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Shirley Rose, Irwin Weiser, Patricia Harkin].

Larissa Reuer [Vinogravada]. The eighteenth-century Russian rhetorical tradition: V. K. Trediakovsky's career and rhetorical views. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Shirley Rose, Irwin Weiser, Victor Raskin].

Carlos Salinas. Toward a critical rhetoric of images: Design/writing within a corporate Web site. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Patricia Harkin, Tony Silva]. Writing Center Director, Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Michele Simmons. Building public rhetorics: A critical approach to public participation in environmental public policy. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Irwin Weiser, James Porter]. Associate Professor, Miami University.

1999:

Lori Baker. Collaboration and gender communication traits: The negotiation of authority in a composition class. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Shirley Rose, Irwin Weiser, Patricia Sullivan]. Professor and Writing Center Director, Southwest Minnesota State University.

Michelle Comstock. Re-mapping the territory of "youth": Youth-generated sites of rhetorical, cultural, and political practice. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Siobhan Somerville, Patricia Harkin, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver.

Bill Hart-Davidson. Writing networks: A participatory design initiative for preparing teachers of professional writing for networked environments. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Shirley Rose, James Porter, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Michigan State University.

Barbara L'Eplattenier. Investigating institutional power: Women administrators during the Progressive Era, 1890—1920. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan, Nancy Gabin]. Professor, University of Arkansas Little Rock.

Sharon James McGee. A qualitative study of student response to teacher-written comments. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Tony Silva, Janice Lauer]. Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies, East Tennessee State University.

Shayela Mian. Literacy for Bangladeshi students. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Tony Silva]. Instructor, Temple University Japan.

Elizabeth Miles. Building rhetorics of production: An institutional critique of composition textbook publishing. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Patricia Harkin, John Trimbur]. Associate Professor, University of Vermont.

Winner, James A. Berlin Award for Best Dissertation, Conference on College Composition and Communication

Thomas Moriarty. South Africa's rhetoric of reconciliation: Changes in ANC and Pretoria government rhetoric, 1985—1991. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan, Harry Targ]. Professor, San Jose State University.

Miriam Olver. Negotiation of difference, context, and audience: A case study of a Haitian-American young adult's written and oral strategy. [Committee: Tony Silva (chair), Patricia Harkin, Janice Lauer, Myrdene Anderson].

Tim Peeples. (Re)writing the WPA: A spatial analysis of the organizational subject. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor, Elon University.

Mark Schaub. Sociolinguistic profiling and the negotiation of stakeholder expectations in a writing program: A case study. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Margie Berns, Tony Silva, Shirley Rose]. Professor, Grand Valley State University.

Ann Marie Mann Simpkins. The professional writing practices and dialogic rhetoric of two black women publishers: Discourse as social action in the nineteenth-century. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair)].

1998:

Teresa Henning. Ethics and the scope of rhetoric: Constructions of moral and rhetorical agency in selected cultural critical rhetorics. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Janice Lauer]. Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University.

Patricia Jenkins. A pedagogy for basic writing. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Janice Lauer, Shirley Rose, Patricia Harkin]. Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Bridget O'Rourke. Meanings and practices of literacy in urban settlement communities: Chicago's Hull House, 1890-1940. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, Shirley Rose]. Professor, Elmhurst University.

Cynthia Ryan. Competing discourses and the female consumer: Implications for feminist composition theory, research, and pedagogy. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Harkin, Victor Raskin, Katherine Rowan]. Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Michelle Sidler. Teaching genre literacy in composition. [Committee: Patricia Harkin (chair), Shirley Rose, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Vincent Leitch]. Associate Professor, Auburn University.

Michael Zerbe. Toward a cultural studies-based pedagogy for the rhetoric of science. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Patricia Harkin, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Janice Lauer]. Professor, York College of Pennsylvania.

1997:

Stuart Blythe. Technologies and writing center practices: A critical approach. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Muriel Harris, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, James Porter]. Associate Professor, Michigan State University.

Karen Dwyer. A cultural and rhetoric analysis of internationalized human rights discourse. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, James Porter, Patricia Harkin]. Principal Lecturer, Arizona State University.

Karin Evans. A contextual-developmental approach to basic writing: Broadening environments and practicing literacy. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Shirley Rose, Janice Lauer, Muriel Harris]. Professor, College of DuPage.

Jeffrey Grabill. Situating literacies and community literacy programs: A critical rhetoric for institutional change. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Patricia Harkin, James Porter]. Professor and Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Michigan State University.

Bonnie Selting. The entry of student discourse communities into academic conversation: An inquiry into student identities in composition classrooms. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Harkin, Shirley Rose, Patricia Sullivan]. Campus Writing Program Coordinator, University of Missouri.

Barry Thatcher. Orality and writing in Latin American and United States of America professional communication. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Tony Silva, James Porter, William Asher]. Professor, New Mexico State University.

1996:

Thomas Clemens. A rhetoric of early Anglo-Saxon law: A revisionary interpretation of the interrelationships among rhetor, audience, and culture. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Porter, Edward Schiappa].

Lisa Langstraat. Toward a feminist politics of affect for cultural studies approaches to composition. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Harkin, Patricia Sullivan, Vincent Leitch]. Associate Professor, Colorado State University.

Dan Lupo. Negotiating context: A multiple case study of professional writing majors in transition from academic to workplace contexts. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Deacon, St Thomas More Catholic Church.

Ed Nagelhout. Writing and professional apprenticeship: Case studies of biology graduate students' entry into the scientific community. [Committee: Irwin Weiser (chair), Muriel Harris, Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan]. Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Lisa Toner. Ethical roles for the writing teacher: A rhetorical casuistic perspective. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Irwin Weiser, Janice Lauer, Thomas Ryba].

Debbie Williams. 'Olelo huna: A rhetorical critique of literacy policies in Hawai'i. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Patricia Harkin, Shirley Rose]. Professor, Abilene Christian University.

1995:

Joanne Addison. Emancipatory research and composition studies: Feminist postmodern, cultural studies, and teacher research methodologies. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Irwin Weiser, Janice Lauer, Rachel Spilka]. Professor, University of Colorado Denver.

Debra Jacobs. Positioning the subject in discourse: Toward a rhetorical theory of voice in writing. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Vincent Leitch, Patricia Harkin]. Associate Professor, University of South Florida.

Susan Latta. Women and writer's block: An exploration of social and cultural influences upon the writing processes of five graduate student writers. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Patricia Sullivan, Rachel Spilka]. Associate Professor, Indiana State University.

Elizabeth Lopez. The geography of computer writing spaces: A critical postmodern analysis. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Johndan Johnson-Eilola]. Associate Professor, Georgia State University.

Pamela Takayoshi. Theorizing technocentrism in computers and composition: Conflicting values, competing visions, and pedagogical interventions. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), James Porter, Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser]. Professor, Kent State University.

Janice Tovey. A visual rhetoric of electronic-aided publishing. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser].

1994:

Kristine Blair. The politics of popular culture in the composition classroom: Toward a pedagogy of resistance and transformation. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Richard Dienst, Edward Schiappa]. Dean of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University.

David Carrell. The ethos of two corporate annual reports: A rhetorical analysis of the visual and discursive aspects. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Rachel Spilka, James Porter].

Julie Farrar. Constructing Chaim Perelman: Implications of the New Rhetoric for teaching argumentation in the composition classroom. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Victor Raskin, Don Burks].

Karen Griggs. Audience complexities in administrative law: An historical case study of an environmental policy. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Rachel Spilka, Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan].

Rebecca Hettich. Writing apprehension: A critique. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Muriel Harris, Patricia Harkin, Robert Yagelski].

Marjorie Rush Hovde. The knowledgeable practice of computer documentation writers: Tactics for constructing user and software images and for negotiating organizational boundaries. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Rachel Spilka, James Porter]. Associate Professor, Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis.

Bruce McComiskey. Postmodern cultural studies and the politics of writing instruction. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Robert Yagelski, Edward Schiappa, Patrick O’Donnell]. Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Nancy McCoy. A relationship between rhetoric and poetics: English studies in secondary schools, a composition-literature paradigm (1874-1917). [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Robert Yagelski, Irwin Weiser].

1993:

Dianne Atkinson. A meta-analysis of recent research in the teaching of writing: Workshops, computer applications, and inquiry. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), William Asher (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan, Kathryn Linden].

Vicki Byard. Considering heuristics as symbolic acts: Their relevance to epistemic rhetoric, social invention, and cultural studies. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Berlin, Irwin Weiser, Don Burks]. Professor, Northeastern Illinois University.

Nancy DeJoy. Rhetoric of critique/critique of rhetoric: Toward critical discursive practices in the academy. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, Patricia Sullivan, Margaret Moon Rowe]. Associate Professor, Michigan State University.

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Mark Gellis. Burke, Campbell, Johnson, and Priestley: A rhetorical analysis of four British pamphlets of the American Revolution. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, Alan McKenzie]. Associate Professor, Kettering University.

Myrna Harrienger. Medicine as dialogic rhetoric and the elderly ill woman. (Volumes I-III). [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, James Berlin, Janet Emig].

Joan Karbach. Writing expressive discourse: ESL and native English-speaking freshmen. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), Tony Silva (co-chair), Margie Berns, Irwin Weiser].

Haixia Lan [Wang]. Chinese public discourse: A rhetorical analysis of the account of the Tiananmen Square incident by the newspaper "People's Daily". [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Berlin, James Porter, Patricia Sullivan]. Professor, University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

John Weaver. The concept of ethos in Tudor rhetorical theory and practice. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), Charles Ross (co-chair), James Berlin, Ann Astell].

1992:

Sheila Ewing. The effects of time and instruction on writing performance of eighth-grade students in writing assessment situations. [Committee: William Asher (chair), Janice Lauer, Kathryn Linden, Patricia Sullivan].

Michael Gos. Computer anxiety and the computerized writing classroom: A qualitative and quantitative study. [Committee: William Evans (chair), Jim Lehman, Pat Sullivan, Janice Lauer].

Gary Heba. Inventing culture: A rhetoric of social codes. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Janice Lauer, Joe Palmer, Virgil Lokke]. Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University.

Elizabeth Hoger. Writing in the discipline of music: Rhetorical parameters in writings about music criticism. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, James Porter].

Tharon Howard. The rhetoric of electronic communities. [Committee: James Porter (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Janice Lauer, James Berlin]. Professor, Clemson University.

Anne Rosenthal.Transforming the cultural politics of writing across the curriculum: Cross-disciplinarity, advanced literacy, and democracy. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Vincent Leitch, James Berlin, Virgil Lokke]. Associate Professor, Oglethorpe University.

Sonja Schrag. The discourse of music scholarship. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, James Porter]. Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

1991:

Nancy Allen. Collaborative voices: Rhetorical and textual features of collaboratively written reports. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, William Asher].

Randy Mark Brooks. Rhetorical theory in business communication curricula from 1900 to 1980: An historical critique. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Janice Lauer Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser]. Professor, Millikin University.

Susan Brown Carlton. Poetic, rhetoric, and disciplinary discourse. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Vincent Leitch, Janice Lauer, Virgil Lokke]. Emerita Senior Lecturer, Bowling Green State University.

Winner, James A. Berlin Award for Best Dissertation, Conference on College Composition and Communication

Jennie Dautermann. Writing at Good Hope Hospital: A study of negotiated discourse in the workplace. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Janice Lauer, Margie Berns, Thomas Gaston].

Robert Johnson. Rhetoric and use: Toward a theory of user-centered computer documentation. [Committee: Patricia Sullivan (chair), Irwin Weiser, Janice Lauer, Robert Lawler]. Emeritus Professor, Michigan Tech University.

Barbara Kelb. Martin Buber's philosophy of dialogue and three modern rhetorics. [Committee: Thomas Gaston (chair), Janice Lauer, Irwin Weiser, Muriel Harris].

Christine Persak. Representing the social order: Rhetoric and Victorian hierarchy, 1839-1852. [Committee: James Berlin (chair), Janice Lauer, Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser].

1990:

Janet Atwill. Refiguring rhetoric as art: Aristotle's concept of techne and the humanist paradigm. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Berlin, Virgil Lokke, Calvin Schrag]. Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Jonathan Lee Campbell. The relevant communication of rhetorical arguments. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Victor Raskin, Irwin Weiser, Thomas Gaston]. Associate Professor, Valdosta State University.

David Dedo. Profile of the ESL freshman writer: Predicting success in the academic setting. [Committee: Margie Berns (chair), Janice Lauer, William Asher, Irwin Weiser]. Associate Professor, Samford University.

Gary Hafer. An analysis of writing instruction in the home school. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, David O’Brien, Muriel Harris]. Professor, Lycoming College.

Elizabeth Roberts [Huettman]. Writing for the unknown reader: An ethnographic case study in a business setting. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan (co-chair), James Berlin, Irwin Weiser].

Tony Silva. A comparative study of the composing of selected ESL and native English-speaking freshman writers. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), Victor Raskin (co-chair)]. Professor, Purdue University.

Heping Zhao. "Wen Xin Diao Long": An early Chinese rhetoric of written discourse. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Berlin, Victor Raskin, Leonard Gordon, Leonora Woodman]. Professor, California State University Fullerton.

1989:

Catherine Hobbs [Peaden]. Language and rhetoric in Locke, Condillac, and Vico. [Committee: Janice Lauer (co-chair), James Berlin (co-chair), Virgil Lokke, Vincent Leitch, Patricia Sullivan].

Mark Simpson. Shaping computer documentation for multiple audiences: An ethnographic study. [Committee: Jeanne Halpern (co-chair), Janice Lauer (co-chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser].

1988:

Georgina Barcelow-Hill. The effect of peer critique groups on students' critiquing and writing ability. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), William Asher, Muriel Harris, Katherine Rowan].

Linda Calendrillo. The art of memory and rhetoric. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), James Berlin, Patricia Sullivan, Victor Raskin].

Margaret Morgan. Four dimensions of the collaborative composing processes of student writers. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Muriel Harris]. Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

1987:

Laura Andres. The authentic I: A theory of expressive writing. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Leonora Woodman, Margaret Moon Rowe, Katherine Rowan].

Mary McDonald [Murray]. Measuring insight in student writing. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair)]. Writing Center Director, Cleveland State University.

Bernard Miller. Heidegger and the Gorgian 'kairos'. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Virgil Lokke, Calvin Schrag].

Jim Weston. Toward a contextual approach to cliches. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Irwin Weiser, Leonora Woodman, Howard Ranken].

1986:

Michael Carter. Genesis of written discourse: Features of the art. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Howard Ranken].

Steve Merrill. Audience adaptiveness in job application letters written by college students: An exploratory study. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Irwin Weiser, Brant Burleson].

1985:

Katherine Rowan. Producing written explanations of scientific concepts for lay readers: Theory and a study of individual differences among collegiate writers. [Committee: Janice Lauer (chair), Leonora Woodman, William Asher, Victor Raskin]. Emerita Professor, George Mason University.

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