Georgia Rhoades

Academic Specialty:

Rhetoric and Composition Theory; Women's Studies; Irish Women Writers.

Office Hours:

By appointment


  •  Ph. D., University of Louisville

Selected Publications:

  • “After Islandmagee,” “The Cook,” "Witchwork," "Waterwoman," "Treehome," and [with Dennis J. Bohr] "Old, Out-of-Step Antiwar Peacenik Hippies" and "Irish Stew"


  • “In Support of Contingent Faculty: Lessons from an Ongoing Struggle for Writing Program Independence,” [with Beth Carroll and Kim Gunter] in Minefield of Dreams: The Promise and Peril of Independent Writing Programs, ed. Justin Everett and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch, Fall 2016
  • “The Evolution of Best Practice: Teaching Genre and Analysis Across the Curriculum,” (with Lynn Moss Sanders)Currents, Spring 2016
  • “Foreword,” Derry Folk Tales by Madeline McCulley, October 2015, Irish History Press, Dublin
  • Bohr, Dennis J., & Rhoades, Georgia. (2014, April). The WAC glossary project: Facilitating conversations between composition and WID faculty in a unified writing curriculum. Across the Disciplines, 11(1). Retrieved April 14, 2014, from
  • “Supporting a Vertical Writing Model: Faculty Conversations Across the Curriculum.” [With Beth Carroll]. Currents 4.2 (Spring 2012): 42-50.
  • “Decoding the Sheela-na-gig,” Feminist Formations 22.2 (2010): 167-196.
  • “Changing Roles, Improved Conditions for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.” [Interview]. Academic Leader. 2009
  • “Contingent Faculty Across the Disciplines.” [With David P. Haney].
  • Academe 92. 6 (Nov-Dec 2006): 50-53.
  • G. Rhoades and Lynn Moss Sanders. "Learning to Create Knowledge through Primary Research." THE SUBJECT IS RESEARCH. Ed. Wendy Bishop and Pavel Zemliansky. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2001.
  • G. Rhoades. "Listening to Women's Voices and Reading Women's Words: How Women's Studies Has Helped to Transform the Teaching of Literature." TRANSFORMING THE DISCIPLINES. Ed. Elizabeth L. MacNabb, et al. New York: Haworth Press, 2001.
  • G. Rhoades. "Surprised into Knowing: Twelfth Graders Reading Marge Piercy." ENGLISH JOURNAL, 82.7 (Nov. 1993): 87-89.
  • G. Rhoades. "Dealing with Racism in the Classroom." FEMINIST TEACHER, 6.1 (Summer 1991): 34-36.

Georgia Rhoades directs the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian for University College and was Director of R & C for ten years. As WAC director she founded the Writing Across Institutions Conference for community college writing faculty and offers consultations to WAC programs at other colleges and universities. She mentors graduate students who teach in the R & C program and teaches courses for the R & C graduate certificate and she regularly presents her scholarship at international and national conferences. As a founding member of Black Sheep Theatre, she has performed in her own plays in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, and the U.S.; she also teaches writing for performance in summer institutes at The Playhouse in Derry, N. Ireland. Her play The Cook was commissioned by The Playhouse for the 2013 City of Culture Celebration in Derry.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2250

Office address
307 Sanford Hall