Bradley Dilger comes to Purdue as an associate professor of English. He earned his PhD from the University of Florida in 2003. Previously, Dilger was professor of English at Western Illinois University.
Dilger’s research focuses on networked writing, especially the approaches writers use to manage the complexity and difficulty of writing and other technologies. His current project, a collaboration with Neil Baird, is a longitudinal study of writing transfer: the ways writers motivate writing skills, experience, and knowledge between differing contexts. Having recently concluded data collection, Dilger and Baird are beginning to publish preliminary findings which describe writing transfer for internship settings, first-generation students, and in debates about the value of humanities education. With Jeff Rice, Dilger edited the collection From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup, winner of the 2010 Computers & Composition Book Award. His work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Computers & Composition, Kairos, and several edited collections.
At Purdue, Dilger teaches writing-intensive courses and mentors graduate instructors in Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP).