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Congratulations to the following graduate students in the Department of English who will receive their MA, MFA, or PhD degrees in Spring 2022!

  Name Major Professor Title of MA Thesis (T), MA Creative Component (CC), MFA Thesis (T), or PhD Dissertation (D)       Anderson, Katheryn Donna Niday Edgar Allan Poe: The man, the stories, the experience (CC) Arp, Amanda Margaret LaWare Theorizing a fat rhetoric:  Making space for the body in rhetoric and beyond (D) … Continue reading Congratulations to the following graduate students in the Department of English who will receive their MA, MFA, or PhD degrees in Spring 2022!

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ALT team of researchers are awarded an LAS Seed Grant for Social Sciences

This fall, an amazing team of researchers is hoping to begin the process of creating an automatic pronunciation assessment tool to help identify both speech disorders and second-language learning difficulties in children, thus bridging a gap between speech–language pathology and second-language instruction. On the team, we have three professors, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, John Levis, and Gary … Continue reading ALT team of researchers are awarded an LAS Seed Grant for Social Sciences

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“The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

By Amanda Ortiz-Pellot Ma-aruf Al’hassan, a graduate Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, argues that the dichotomy between a concept’s explanation and its application limits how we approach scholarship. There is a common tendency to separate theory and practice. We often forget that the intersection of these two concepts is what helps us understand … Continue reading “The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

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Dr. Abram Anders, Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses was recently featured by the Iowa State Open & Affordable Education Committee in its faculty stories series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRJ5XMJXvc Starting in Fall 2020, the ISUComm Foundation Courses program adopted low-cost Immediate Access options for its required textbooks for all sections of English 150 and English 250. This approach has allowed the program … Continue reading

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Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Congratulations! Associate Professor Linda Shenk is the 2020 recipient of the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference. The award is granted every year for the best article to appear in the SCRC’s journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Her remarkable essay, “Praising Elizabeth I in Latin at Norwich (1578),” impressed the judges who … Continue reading Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference