Russel K. Durst

Contact Information

Russel Durst
Position Professor
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 110E 
Phone (513) 556-9911
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069


Russel Durst, Professor

Russel Durst, Professor


School Degree
Stanford University Ph.D.


Professional Summary

RUSSEL DURST has served as President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy; Chair of the National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Research; and Editorial Board member for the journals COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES, and WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION. He is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee on Research.  He has published over 40 essays on composition in journals and collections. His books include THEY SAY/I SAY: THE MOVES THAT MATTER IN ACADEMIC WRITING (WITH READINGS), with C. Birkenstein and G. Graff (W. W. Norton & Co, 2009, Second Edition 2012, Third Edition 2015, Fourth Edition 2018); ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS RESEARCH AND TEACHING: REVISITING AND EXTENDING ARTHUR APPLEBEE’S CONTRIBUTIONS, with G. Newell and J. Marshall (Routledge 2017); YOU ARE HERE: READINGS ON HIGHER EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE WRITERS (Prentice Hall, 2003); COLLISION COURSE: CONFLICT, NEGOTIATION, AND LEARNING IN COLLEGE COMPOSITION, (NCTE, 1999); and EXPLORING TEXTS: THE ROLE OF DISCUSSION AND WRITING IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF LITERATURE with G. Newell (Christopher-Gordon, 1993). He teaches courses in writing, composition pedagogy and research, and English linguistics.  He directs the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences Honors Scholars Program for undergraduates.