Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.

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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Joel Schneier

Schneier, J. (2023). Modeling Mobile Writing: Applying Sociocognitive Models of Writing to Mobile Contexts. Written Communication, 40(1), 3–29. https://doi.org/10.1177/07410883221131543


Kevin Roozen

Kovanen, Bruce, Nikki Turnipseed, Meagan Merkle, and Kevin Roozen. “Tracing Literate Activity across the Curriculum: Toward Embodied, Multimodal Perspectives of Disciplinary Knowing, Writing, and Becoming.” Across the Disciplines, Special issue on STEM and WAC/WID: Co-Navigating Our Shifting Currents, vol. 19, 2022, pp. 62-78.

Esther Milu

Browdy, R., Milu, E., Hierro, D. V., Gonzales, L. (2021). From Cohort to Family: Coalitional Stories of Love and Survivance. Composition Studies. Special Issue on “Diversity is not Equity: BIPOC Scholars Speak to Systemic Racism in the Academy and Field.” 49(2), 14-30.

Angela R. Rounsaville

Rounsaville, Angela, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, and Rebecca Nowacek. “Relationality in the Transfer of Writing Knowledge.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 74, no. 1, 2022, pp. 136-163. 

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