Faculty

Amy Devitt
Professor
785-864-2567
3131 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Research interests: Rhetorical genre studies, Standardized Edited English, writing pedagogies, writing in the professions

Frank Farmer
Professor
785-864-2524
3123 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. Rhetoric & Composition, University of Louisville

Research interests: Publics and Counterpublics, Alternative Literacies, Self-Publication, Rhetorical Witnessing, Bakhtinian Theory

Peter J. Grund
Associate Professor
785-864-2512
3111 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. English, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Research interests: English language studies, English historical linguistics, historical pragmatics, historical sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, early American English, editing, vernacularization of science, manuscript studies, Salem witch trials

Assistant Professor
3137 Wescoe Hall

PhD (Ohio State University)

Mary Jo Reiff
Professor
785-864-2570
3067 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. English, Rhetoric & Composition, University of Kansas

Research interests: Writing theory, research, and pedagogy; public rhetoric; audience theory; critical ethnography; rhetorical genre studies


Affiliated Faculty

Phillip Drake
Assistant Professor
785-864-2534
3112 Wescoe Hall
James Hartman
Professor Emeritus
3060 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D., Michigan

Sonya Lancaster
Associate Director of First- and Second-year English
3001 I. Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. English, University of Kansas

Research interests: Writing program administration, assessment, teacher training, pedagogy, threshold concepts

Sheila Murphy
Concurrent Enrollment Liaison Mentor
3056 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Research interests: Rhetoric of public discourse and popular culture, peace studies, theories of pedagogy

Terese Thonus
Director, KU Writing Center, Associate Professor of English (courtesy appointment)
785-864-2398
424 Anschutz Library

Ph.D., Indiana University

 


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today