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Don Bushman

Associate ProfessorDon Bushman - Photo by Rory Laverty
Morton Hall 125


Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.A., Illinois State University
B.S., Illinois State University

Academic Interests

Dr. Bushman's interests include theories of composition, writing across the curriculum, history of rhetoric, and theories of writing assessment.

Courses Taught

ENG 201: College Writing and Reading II
ENG 303: Reading and Writing Arguments
ENG 496: Senior Seminar: Writing and Ethics
ENG 503: Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition

Major Publications

  • “Course Designs: Writing and Personal Identity.” Composition Studies 30.2 (2002): 109-26.
  • “Expressivisms as „Vernacular Theories' of Composing: Recovering the Pragmatic Roots of Writing Instruction.” Reforming College Composition: Writing the Wrongs. Eds. Ray Wallace et al. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. 25-35.
  • “The WPA as Pragmatist: Recasting 'Service' as 'Human Science.'” WPA: Writing Program Administration 23.1/2 (1999): 29-43.
  • with John Clifford. “Reader-Response Criticism.” Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship. Ed. Mary Lynch Kennedy. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998. 258-60.
  • “'A Conversation of Gestures': George Herbert Mead's Pragmatic Theory of Language.” Rhetoric Review 16.2 (1998): 253-67.


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