Dr. Myers is interested in rhetorical theories of distribution and the multimodal as they affect contemporary USA life and culture. As a teacher-researcher, his work emphasizes the ways that current rhetorical theory informs the content of his classes as well as his pedagogical approaches to the classroom. Currently, Dr. Myers works within the field of community writing to explore the implications of digital rhetoric on the formation and behavior of social groups.
community writing, composition pedagogy, composition theory, history of composition, classical rhetoric, modern rhetoric, reflective writing, digital writing, digital pedagogy, writing theory, cultural studies, service learning, community engaged writing, literacy, digital literacy, information literacy, reflective writing, critical theory, critical pedagogy, writing ecologies, media studies, critical information literacy
WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3040 - Writing on Business and Society
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues in the context of business decision-making processes. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).