Department of English Language and Literature



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Main Campus
Memorial Field House

1st Floor, Room 1500
Mail Stop 126
Phone: 419.530.2318
Fax: 419.530.4440

Dr. Anthony Edgington

Anthony Edgington is an Associate Professor of English and the Director in the Composition Program.

Office: FH 1500D
Office Phone: 419-530-8578




My educational background encompasses courses in composition and rhetorical theory, history, and practice; methodology; political rhetoric; and early and contemporary American literature.

University of Louisville. Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition (2004)

  • Dissertation: Think Before You Ink:  Reflecting on Teacher Response

 Slippery Rock University. M.A. English (2000)

  • Thesis: “Colored” Cardboard: An Analysis of Stereotypes and Popular Culture in the Pre-World War II Horrors of War

University of Pittsburgh. B.A.  Communications and Rhetoric (1997)

Current Research

My research interests focus on different aspects of rhetoric and composition. First, I am interested in issues related to writing assessment, specifically assessment that occurs in the classroom (responding to student writing, grading, portfolios, conferencing, etc) and methods of large-scale assessment (placement, exit testing, standardized testing, etc).  My research also focuses on graduate students serving as writing program administrators, literacy issues, writing-across-the-curriculum, using popular culture in writing classrooms, and working class studies.


Last Updated: 8/8/17