Dr. Myers works in new materialism, post-human rhetorics, and critical, anti-racist pedagogy. As a teacher-researcher, his work emphasizes the ways that rhetorical theory informs the content of his classes as well as his pedagogical approaches to the classroom. Currently, Dr. Myers is considering the ways that classrooms interact with communities in physical, intellectual, and cultural dimensions.
community writing, composition pedagogy, composition theory, posthuman rhetoric, reflective writing, digital writing, digital pedagogy, writing theory, cultural studies, service learning, community engaged writing, literacy, digital literacy, critical literacy, critical pedagogy, writing ecologies, media studies, critical information literacy, new materialism
WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
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 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
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 3035 - Technical Communication and Design
Rhetorically informed introduction to technical writing that hones communication skills in the context of technical design activities. Treats design as a collaborative, user-oriented, problem-based activity, and technical communication as a rhetorically informed and persuasive design art. Taught as a writing workshop emphasizing critical thinking, revision, and oral presentation skills. Focuses on client-driven design projects and effective communication with multiple stakeholders. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 3040 - Writing on Business and Society
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
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).
WRTG 3045 - Writing for Emerging Workplaces
A rhetorically-informed professional writing course addressing key competencies needed in emerging workplaces. Intended for juniors and seniors from a wide range of majors who anticipate working in communication-intensive capacities. Taught as a writing workshop, with a focus on revision, critical thinking, and collaborative engagement. Key topics: professional correspondence, grant and proposal writing, writing for policy debates, data analysis and visualization, report writing, and advanced oral presentation and multimedia skills. Satisfies A&S Upper-Division Written Communication requirement.