Bret Zawilski

Academic Specialty:

New Media Composition, Multimodality, Materiality, Digital Composing Platforms, and the Rhetoric of Science

Classes:

RC 2001: Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum
HON 3515: The Role of Language
RC 5300: Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
ENG 3100: Business Writing
RC 5410: Digital and Visual Rhetorics

Office Hours:

Wednesdays, 9-12pm and 1:30-3:00pm

Education:

  • Ph.D. in English; Rhetoric & Composition; Florida State University
  • M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Tech Comm; James Madison University
  • B.A. in English and Music; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications:

"The (De)Contextualisation of the (Digital) Photo Album," in The Photograph and the Album: Histories, Practices, Futures, edited by Jonathan Carlson, Rosie Miller, and Theresa Wilkie. Boston: MuseumsETC, 2013.

"Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View," co-authored with Jacob Craig, Matt Davis, Christina Martorana, Kendra Mitchell, Tony Ricks, and Kathleen Yancey. 2015.

Administrative Experience:

Assistant Director of the Rhetoric and Composition Program, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 2017-Present

As Assistant Director of the Rhetoric and Composition Program, I am responsible for conducting observations and evaluations of faculty members teaching in the R/C curriculum, creating professional development workshops for faculty and graduate teaching assistants, coordinating a two-day summer orientation program for new faculty and graduate teaching assistants, conducting assessment of core R/C courses, coordinating textbook orders with the University Bookstore, and assisting the program Director with the scheduling of roughly 150 sections of first- and second-year R/C coursework.

Coordinator of the Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Certificate and Master's Track, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 2016-Present

As the Coordinator of the R/C Graduate Certificate and Master's Track, my responsibilities include conducting an annual assessment of the graduate certificate and generating assessment reports in Xitracs, advising all R/C certificate and master's track students, managing admissions to the R/C certificate program, recruiting for the R/C certificate and master's track, coordinating with the English Department Graduate Director in scheduling graduate-level coursework, and assisting in the development and organization of the annual Visiting Scholar series within the program.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2324

Office address
421 Sanford Hall