Rhetoric & Composition Alumni

The Rhetoric & Composition program at UC enrolled its first doctoral students in Fall 2011. However, over the years a number of students completed dissertations in the field prior to the official start of the program, as you’ll see reflected below. This listing identifies former students and their dissertation titles, year of graduation, and current affiliation (if known).

Kelly Blewett, The Role of Feedback in Teacher/Student Relationships (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University East.

Christina LaVecchia, Toward a Relational Theory of Invention (2017), qualitative research fellow in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Janine Morris, Contexts of Digital Reading: How Genres Affect Reading Practices (2016), Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Communication at Nova Southeastern University. See http://cahss.nova.edu/faculty/morris-janine.html for more info.

Allison Carr, Negative Space: Toward an Epistemology of Failure (2014), Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Coe College. Visit her bio at http://www.coe.edu/academics/writing/writing_faculty.

Hannah Rule, Composing Assemblages: Toward a Theory of Material Embodied Process (2013), Assistant Professor of English at University of South Carolina. Visit her bio at http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/hannah-rule.

Elizabeth Humphreys Campbell, Composition Teachers Talk About Student Essays: A Qualitative Study of a Placement Rating Session (1991), Retired Associate Professor of Journalism at Kettering University. An active retiree, Professor Campbell teaches advanced-level exchange students how to do business presentations.

Patrice Ficociello, The Eyes of Janus: National Policy and the Evolution of the Freshman English Course, 1940-1985 (1990), Instructional Design and Communications Professional.

Van Hillard, The Dialectical Nature of Learning Writing in an Epistemic Rhetoric (1987), Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at Davidson College.

Sherry Cook Stanforth, “Talk Isn’t Cheap”: Writing Lore and Valuation in University Culture (1999), Professor of English and Creative Writing Vision Program Director at Thomas More College.

Trudelle Thomas, Daybooks and Deathbooks—The Writings of the Brown County Ursulines: A Rhetorical and Literary Analysis (1987), Professor of English at Xavier University.

Albertina Hughey (née Walker), Colliding Colors: Race, Reflection and Literacy in the Kaleidoscopic Space of an English Composition Class (2006), Associate Professor of English at Texas Southern University.