Future Members

If your college or department offers doctoral studies in Rhetoric and Composition, you are invited to enroll your program in the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition. If interested, please complete the membership form and email it as an attachment to Kevin DePew ( 

Executive Committee Members

  • Chair: Kevin DePew (Old Dominion University)
  • Associate Chair: Jim Ridolfo (University of Kentucky)
  • Assistant Chair: Laura Micciche  (University of Cincinnati)
  • At Large Members: Aja Y. Martinez (Syracuse University) and Jennifer Sano-Franchini (Virginia Tech) 
  • Graduate Student Rep: Tomas Guerrero (Old Dominion University) 
  • Membership Coordinator / Treasurer: position vacant (no more yearly dues for Consortium membership!)
  • Cross-Generational Liasion: Louise Phelps (Old Dominion University)
  • Assessment Task Force: position vacant
  • Archivist: position vacant

Current Members

To update your institution’s information, please contact Jim Ridolfo.

University of Alabama, PhD English, Concentration in Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Representative: Amber Buck
Alternate Contact: Luke NiilerProgram Profile
Arizona State University, PhD in Writing, Rhetorics & Literacies Arizona State University
Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302
Phone: 480.965.3168
Representative: Mark Hannah Program Profile
University of Arizona, PhD in Rhetoric Composition, and the Teaching of English P.O. Box 210067
445 Modern Language Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520.621.3371
Representative: Damian BacaProgram Profile
Ball State University, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition concentration Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765.285.8580
Fax: 765.285.3765
Representative: Rory Lee Program Profile
Bowling Green State University, PhD in Rhetoric and Writing Department of English
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 419.372.8107
Representative:  Daniel Vincent Bommarito
Alternate Contact: Jeanne Berry, Graduate SecretaryProgram Profile
University of California, Davis, PhD with Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies University Writing Program
One Shields Avenue
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530.752.6283
Fax: 530.752.5013
Representative: Dana Ferris
Alternate Contact: Carl WhithausProgram Profile
University of California, Irvine, PhD in English, Graduate Study in Rhetoric and Composition Department of English
435 Humanities Instructional Bldg.
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949.824.7397
Representative: Daniel GrossProgram Profile
University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD emphasis in Writing Studies UCSB Writing Program
1521 South Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490
Phone: 805.893.7543
Representative: Karen LunsfordProgram Profile
Carnegie Mellon University, PhD in Rhetoric Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: 412.268.2850
Representative: David Kaufer
Alternate Contact: Jen LoughranProgram Profile
Case Western Reserve University, Writing History & Theory, Doctoral Project Emphasis Case Western Reserve University
11112 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7117
Phone: 216.368.6924
Fax: 216.368.4367
Representative: Kimberly EmmonsProgram Profile
University of Central Florida, Texts & Technology PhD College of Arts & Humanities
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
P.O. Box 161990
Orlando, FL 32816-1990
Representative: Program Profile
University of Cincinnati, PhD Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition Department of English & Comparative Literature
248 McMicken Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati OH, 45221
Phone: 513.556.5924
Representative:Laura MiccicheProgram Profile
City University of New York (CUNY), PhD in English, Composition Theory and Rhetoric area of study 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
Phone: 212.817.7000
Representative: Sondra PerlProgram Profile
Clemson University, Transdisciplinary PhD: Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design 711 Strode Tower
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864.656.5394
Representative: Cynthia Haynes
University of Connecticut, PhD in English University of Connecticut
Unit 4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Phone: 860.486.3167
Fax: 860.486.1530
Representative: Brenda Brueggemann
East Carolina University, PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication East Carolina University
2201 Bate Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 252.328.6041
Representative: Matthew CoxProgram Profile
Florida State University, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition specialization 405 Williams Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580
Phone: 850.644.4230
Fax: 850.644.0811
Representative: Michael Neal
Georgia State University, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition concentration MSC 8R0322
33 Gilmer Street SE, Unit 8
Atlanta, GA 30303-3088
Representative: Ashley HolmesProgram Profile
Illinois State University, PhD in English Studies, Specialization in Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication Illinois State University
Department of English
Normal, IL 61790-4240
Phone: 309-438-3667
Representative: Angela M. HaasProgram Profile
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, PhD in English, Concentration in Writing Studies University of Illinois
608 South Wright Street
210 English Building
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217.333.2391
Representative: Paul PriorProgram Profile
Indiana University, PhD with concentration in Rhetoric Indiana University
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
442 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: 812.855.8224
Representative: Robert Terrill
Alternate Contact: John SchilbProgram Profile
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Composition & TESOL Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities & Social Sciences Building 506A
981 Grant St
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2261
Fax: 724-357-2265
Representative: Sharon Deckert Program Profile
Iowa State University, PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication 203 Ross Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1201
Representative: David RussellProgram Profile
University of Kansas, PhD from BA in Rhetoric and Composition; PhD in English, specialization in Rhetoric and Composition 1445 Jayhawk Blvd, 3001
Department of English
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045
Phone: 785.864.2567
Fax: 785.864.1159
Representative: Amy J. Devitt
Alternate Contact: Mary Jo ReiffProgram Profile
Kent State University, PhD in Rhetoric and Composition: Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330.672.2676
Representative: Pamela TakayoshiProgram Profile
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition specialization P.O. Box 44691
221 Griffin Hall
Lafayette, LA 70504
Representative: James McDonald
Louisiana State University, PhD in English, emphasis in Rhetoric, Writing & Culture Louisiana State University
260 Allen Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225.578.2236
Fax: 225.578.4129
Representative: Lillian Bridwell-BowlesProgram Profile
University of Louisville, PhD in Rhetoric and Composition 2211 South Brook
University of Louisville
Bingham Humanities 315
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502.852.0505
Fax: 502.852.4182
Representative: Stephen Schneider 
University of Maryland, College Park, PhD in English 2119 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301.405.3809
Representative: Jessica Enoch
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, PhD in English, Emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric University of Massachusetts
Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413.545.2925
Representative: Donna LeCourt Program Profile
University of Memphis, PhD in English with Concentration in Composition Studies and Professional Writing University of Memphis
Department of English
467 Patterson Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901.678.2651
Fax: 901.678.2226
Representative: Will Duffy
Alternate Contact: Loel KimProgram Profile
Miami University, PhD in Composition and Rhetoric 356 Bachelor Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513.529.7530
Representative: Michele SimmonsProgram Profile
University of Michigan, Joint PhD Program in English and Education University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: 734.763.6643
Fax: 734.615.6524
Representative: Anne Ruggles GereProgram Profile
Michigan State University, PhD in Rhetoric & Writing Michigan State University Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
434 Farm Lane, 235 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517.355.2400
Fax: 517.353.5250
Representative: Danielle DeVossProgram Profile
Michigan Tech University, PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture 1400 Townsend Drive
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
Representative: Abraham Romney
University of Minnesota, PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication Department of Writing Studies
214 Nolte Center 315 Pillsbury Drive  S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612.624.3445
Fax: 612.624.3617
Representative: Lee-Ann Kastman BreuchProgram Profile
University of Mississippi, PhD in English University of Mississippi Department of Writing and Rhetoric Lamar Hall, Third Floor University, Mississippi 38677-1848
Phone: 662.915.2121
Fax: 662.915.2122
Representative: Robert Cummings
Alternate Contact: Alice Myatt
University of Missouri, Columbia, PhD in English, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition University of Missouri-Columbia
107 Tate Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1500
Phone: 573.882.6421
Fax: 573.882.5785
Representative: George Justice
University of Nebraska, PhD in Composition & Rhetoric 202 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333Phone: 402.472.1861
Fax: 402.472.9771
Representative: Debbie MinterProgram Profile
University of Nevada, Reno, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition Emphasis Reno, NV 89557-0031
Phone: 775.784.6689
Fax: 775.784.6266
Representative: Cathy ChaputProgram Profile
University of New Hampshire, PhD in English, Composition Studies specialization 95 Main Street University of New Hampshire Hamilton Smith Hall Durham, NH 03824-3574
Phone: 603.862.3981
Representative: Cristy BeemerProgram Profile
University of New Mexico, PhD in English Humanities 267
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505.277.6347
Representative: Susan Romano
New Mexico State University, PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 505.646.3931
Representative: Kellie Sharp-HoskinsProgram Profile
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, PhD in English (concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CB# 3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
Phone: 919.962.6920
Fax: 919.962.3520
Representative: Todd Taylor
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, PhD in English, with Rhetoric and Composition Specialization P.O. Box 26170
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
132A McIver Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336.334.5311
Fax: 336.334.3281
Representative: Hephzibah Roskelly
North Carolina State University, PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media CRDM Program, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Box 8101
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8101
Phone: 919.515.2220
Fax: 919.515.9419
Recruiting Director: Adriana de Souza e Silva
North Dakota State University, PhD in English: Rhetoric, Writing and Culture Department of English
Dept 2320, Box 6050
Morrill 219A
North Dakota State University
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701.231.7143
Fax: 701.231.1047
Representative: Gary Totten
Representative: Miriam Mara
Northern Illinois University, PhD in English Department of English,
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815.753.6602
Fax: 815.753.0606
Representative: Jessica Reyman
Ohio State University, PhD in English Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
421 Denney Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.292.6065
Fax: 614.292.7816
Representative: Jonathan Buehl Program Profile
Ohio University, PhD in English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition Ohio University
360 Ellis Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701Phone: 740.593.2838
Fax Number: 740.593.2832
Representative: Talinn Phillips
Alternate Contact: Paul JonesProgram Profile
University of Oklahoma, PhD in English, specialization in Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy 113 Gittinger Hall
Norman, OK 73019-0240
Phone: 405.325.4661
Fax: 405.325.0831
Representative: Kathleen Welch
Old Dominion University, PhD in English, emphasis in 1) Literary & Cultural Studies, 2) Rhetoric, Writing & Discourse Studies, 3) Technology & Media Studies, and 4) Student-Design Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0078
Phone: 757.683.6875
Fax: 757.683.3241
Representative: Kevin DePewProgram Profile
Penn State University, PhD in English 117 Burrowes Bldg
University Park, PA 16802-6200
Phone: 814.863.3069
Fax: 814.863.7285
Representative: Cheryl GlennProgram Profile
University of Pittsburgh, PhD in Composition: Literacy, Pedagogy, and Rhetoric 526 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412.624.6549
Fax: 412.624.6639Contact: Annette Vee
Alternate Contact: Jean Ferguson Carr Program Profile
Purdue University, PhD in Rhetoric & Composition 500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038
Representative: Pat SullivanProgram Profile
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, PhD in Communication and Rhetoric Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: 518.276.6467
Fax: 518.276.4092
Representative: June Deery
University of South Carolina, PhD in English, Emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric Humanities Office Building
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803.777.4203
Fax: 803.777.9064
Representative: Christy FriendProgram Profile
University of South Florida, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition concentration University of South Florida
4204 East Fowler Ave, CPR-107
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: 813.974.0109
Fax: 813.974.2270
Representative:Member Profile
Southern Illinois University, PhD in English, Emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4503
Phone: 618.453.6848
Representative: Lisa McClure
Stony Brook University, PhD in English, Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing Graduate Studies
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350
Phone: 631.632.7390
Representative: Peter H. KhostProgram Profile
SUNY, Albany, PhD in English, Concentration in Writing Practices: Poetics, Rhetorics, Technologies 1400 Washington AveHumanities 334
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518.442.4056
Fax: 518.442.4599
Representative: Laura Wilder
Representative: Jennifer GreimanProgram Profile
Syracuse University, PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) 240 Huntington Beard Crouse Hall Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.5146
Fax: 315.443.1220
Representative: Eileen SchellProgram Profile
University of Tennessee, PhD in English: Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics 301 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0430
Phone: 865.974.5401
Fax: 865.974.6926
Representative:Member Profile
Texas A & M University, College Station, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition emphasis Graduate Program Blocker 224, Mailstop 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
Phone: 979.845.9836
Fax: 979.862.2292
Representative: Sally Robinson
Texas A & M University, Commerce, PhD in English Department of Literature and Languages
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429
Phone: 903.886.5264
Fax: 903.886.5980
Representative: Shannon CarterProgram Profile
University of Texas, Austin, PhD in English, Rhetoric concentration University of Texas, Austin
1 University Station, B5500
Austin, TX 78712-0200Representative: Linda Ferreira-Buckley
Texas Christian University, PhD in Rhetoric and Composition Department of English
TCU Box 297270
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817.257.6242
Representative: Carrie Leverenz
Program Profile
University of Texas, El Paso, PhD in Rhetoric and Composition 500 W. University Ave, Hudspeth Hall
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968
Phone: 915.747.5199
Fax: 915.747.6214
Representative: Lucia Dura
Alternate Contact: RWS Assistant DirectorsProgram Profile
Texas Tech University, PhD in English, Technical Communication and Rhetoric specialization Texas Tech University P.O. Box 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Phone: 806.742.2501
Fax: 806.742.0989
Representative: Christiana Christofides Studies (Program Profile
Texas Woman’s University, PhD in Rhetoric P.O. Box 425829,
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX 76204
Phone: 940.898.2347
Fax: 940.898.2297
Representative: Lou Thompson
Alternate Contact: Dundee LackeyProgram Profile
University of Utah, PhD in Writing and Rhetoric Studies University of Utah 255 S. Central Campus Dr. Rm. 3700
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801.585.3974
Representative: Jenny Andrus Program Profile
Utah State University, Technical Communication and Rhetoric Utah State University
Department of English
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3200
Phone: 435.797.2733
Fax: 435.797.3797
Representative: Jared S. Colton
Alternative Contact: Rebecca WaltonProgram Profile
Virginia Tech, PhD in Rhetoric and Writing Virginia Tech
181 Turner St. NW
323 Shanks Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112
Phone: 540.231.7759
Fax: 540.231.5692
Representative: Kelly Pender Program Profile
University of Washington, PhD English Literature and Language, Rhetoric area University of Washington
Box 354330
Seattle, WA 98195-4330
Representative: Gail Stygall
Washington State University, PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition concentration Washington State University
PO Box 645020
Avery Hall 202
Pullman, WA 99164-5020
Phone: 509.335.2581
Representative: Mike Edwards
Wayne State University, PhD in English, Composition concentration The College of Liberal Arts 2226
Faculty Admin. Bldg.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313.577.2514
Fax: 313.577.8971
Representative: Jeff PruchnicProgram Profile
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D. in English, Specialization in Composition-Rhetoric University of Wisconsin
600 North Park Street
7195 Helen C. White Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.263.3751
Fax: 608.263.3709
Representative: Morris Young
Representative: Michael Bernard-DonalsProgram Profile
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, PhD in English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of English
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-6625
Representative: Shevaun WatsonProgram Profile
George Mason University, PhD in Writing and Rhetoric George Mason University
English Department, MSN 3E4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-2465
Representative: Douglas Eyman 
Oklahoma State University, PhD in English Oklahoma State University
Department of English
205 Morrill Hall, Stillwater, OK
Phone: 405-744-9474
Representative: Dr. Lynn C. Lewis
University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD in English Studies, Concentration in Rhetoric & Composition University of Illinois at Chicago Department of English
601 S. Morgan St., 2027 UH, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 413-2200
Representative: Ralph Cintron
Alternate representative: Victoria Bolf

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