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Advisor Graduate Program-Composition, Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Composition history and pedagogy, critical literacy, LGBTQ literature and theory
Courses Taught 
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 200 Writing in Context
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 335 Written Communication for Business
ENGL 375 The Essentials of Tutoring Writing
ENGL 376 Advanced Composition
ENGL 377 Argumentative Prose
ENGL 433 Seminar in Composition Theory
ENGL 434 Seminar in Basic Writing
WGS 210 Into to LGBTQ Studies
WGS 360 Queer Theory
Research Interests 
History of Composition, Composition Pedagogy, Critical Literacy, LGBTQ Literature, Feminist and Queer Studies
Education 

PhD, MA  English, The Ohio State University, 1997
BA    English, University of Connecticut, 1986

Selected Publications 

“’Love Letters:’ Narrating Critical Theory in the First-Year Writing Class.” Open Words 7.1 (Spring 2013): 21-40. Electronic.

“Politicizing the Personal: Frederick Douglass, Richard Writing, and Some Thoughts on the Limits of Critical Literacy.” College English 68.4 (March 2006): 356-81. Print.

Teaching Argument in the Composition Classroom: Background Readings. Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2002.

“Reading ‘Whiteness’ in English Studies.” College English 63.1 (September 2000). 9-37. Print.

Background 

Native of Stamford, CT. Father of one son, Tyler Steinkamp.

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