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Department of English
PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication

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Students in the program have the opportunity to learn from accessible and supportive research faculty, who hold leadership positions in the field's major professional organizations and on editorial boards.

Areas of faculty and student research include the study of rhetoric, writing and communication in professional spaces, such as corporations, health care, science, and government, as well as school, digital, community, and public contexts. Other research areas include the history, theory, and pedagogy of writing and literacy practices.

In addition, you can take advantage of other East Carolina University faculty strengths, both within and outside of the English Department, through cooperative agreements with affiliate departments, elective courses, collaborative research, and your dissertation.

To access a complete faculty directory for the English Department, click here.

Faculty in Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical/Professional Communication

Albers, Michael 

Banks, Will

Caswell, Nicole

Cox, Matthew

Eble, Michelle F.

Frost, Erin

Getto, Guiseppe




Harrington, Dana

Henze, Brent

Kain, Donna

Middleton, Joyce

Morse, Tracy Ann

Sharer, Wendy

St. Amant, Kirk