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Graduate Programs in Composition and Rhetoric at Miami University


Dominic Ashby (Ph.D, 2013) accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric in the Department of English and Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University.

Lisa Blankenship (Ph.D, 2013) accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor and Writing Program Director, Department of English, Baruch College, City University of New York

Lance Cummings (Ph.D Candidate, Graduation 2014) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Professional and Technical Writing in the Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Gina Patterson (Ph.D., 2013) won the CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship for her Dissertation.

Lisa Blankenship (Ph.D., 2013) won Honorable Mention for the 2014 CCCC James Berlin Award for the Best Dissertation.

Chanon Adsanatham (Ph.D. candidate, Graduation 2014) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English (Language, Writing, and Rhetoric) in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland.

Michele Simmons has been elected to serve as President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.



Dr. Robert Johnson (Michigan Technological University) will present "Nuclear Consequences: Bottom-Up Stories of the Atomic Age"
Thursday, April 17, 4:00pm
BAC 337


Miami will host ECWCA on March 28 and 29. The conference theme is "Fostering a New History: The Next Generation of Writing Centers" and the keynote speaker will be Chris Anson (North Carolina State University).


Digital Humanities Symposium, keynote speakers Dr. H. Lewis Ulman (Ohio State University, Director, Digital Media Studies) and Dr. Angela Courtney (Indiana University, contributor to Victorian Women Writers Project).
Tuesday, October 23, 3:00-6:30
King 320


Dr. Gabriele Bechtel and Dr. Irena Kola (Visiting Assistant Professors) will present “Building Strategic Knowledge and Skills: The Importance of Systematic Reflection in the L2 Writing Classroom.”
Tuesday, October 16, 4:00-5:30
BAC 337


Dr. Cynthia Selfe (Ohio State University) will give the keynote address at Miami’s Digital Expo, addressing “Transnational Literate Lives.” Event sponsored in part by a grant for the Altman Humanities Center. Thursday, September 27, 5:00-6:30
MCG 322

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Since 1981 we at Miami have had the pleasure of collaborating with hundreds of graduate students to promote diverse and equitable scholarly inquiry, professional development, and pedagogical creativity. Advantages of graduate study at Miami include:

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