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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

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NCLR 2005

Tracy Ann Morse

Tracy Ann Morse
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2210
Phone: 252.737.2040

Tracy Ann Morse serves as Director of Composition/Writing Foundations. She teaches courses in first-year writing and undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition. Her research interests include composition theory and practice; writing program administration theory and practice; religious rhetoric, especially in the American deaf community; and disability studies. Her work has appeared in Rhetoric Review, Disability Studies Quarterly, inventio, and Journal of Teaching Writing.

B.A. Chapman University
M.A. Chapman University
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

Composition Theory and Pedagogy

First-Year Writing

Deaf Studies

Disability Studies

Courses Taught
6625: Teaching Composition, Theory and Practice

1200: Composition

Selected Publications and Presentations

Signs and Wonders: Religious Rhetoric and the Preservation of Sign Language. Gallaudet University Press. (forthcoming)

Critical Conversations About Plagiarism. Eds. with Michael Donnelly, Rebecca Ingalls, Joanna Castner Post, and Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler. Parlor Press. 2013. 

The Perilous Vision of the WPA OS.” With Teresa Grettano and Rebecca Ingalls. The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later. Eds. Nicholas Behm, Gregory Glau, Deborah Holdstein, and Duane Roen. Parlor Press. 2013.

“‘The Making of a Great Idea’: Cultivating Seeds of Change in the First Year Writing Classroom.” Journal of Teaching Writing 25.2 (with Rebecca Ingalls)

“Advocating in the Choppy Waters of the Mainstream.” Conference on College Composition and Communication: “Disabling Rhetorical Advocacy: Professional, Legal, and Pedagogical Intersections,” San Francisco, March 2009.

“A Rhetoric of Difference: A Reality of Disability Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication: “Activist Spaces for Civic Engagement,” New Orleans, April 2008.