Michael Donnelly
Michael Donnelly
Director of Writing Program and Associate Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 2107

Michael Donnelly specializes in rhetoric and composition. His interests include contemporary theory and public discourse, composition pedagogy, and writing program administration. He is the author of Freedom of Speech and the Function of Rhetoric in the United States (Lexington, 2016). His work has also appeared in PRE/TEXT, inventio, Reflections, and Present Tense.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of English


Ph.D. in English

University of Toledo, 1998

M.A. in English

University of Toledo, 1993

B.A. in English

St. Francis College (PA), 1991

Research and Publications

Freedom of Speech and the Function of Rhetoric in the United States. Lanham: Lexington Press, 2016.

“Freedom of Speech and the Function of Public Discourse.” Present Tense (A Journal of Rhetoric in Society) 4.1 (Fall 2014). www.presenttensejournal.org

“Hope and Despair, Risk and Struggle: (j)WPA Work, Service-learning, and the Case for Baby Steps.” Unsustainable: Owning Our Best, Short-Lived Efforts at Community Work. Eds. Laurie Cella and Jessica Restaino. Lexington Press, 2013.

Critical Conversations About Plagiarism. Co-edited with Joanna Castner Post, Rebecca Ingalls, Tracy Morse, and Anne Stockdell-Giesler. Parlor Press, Lenses on Composition Series, 2012.

“Digital (Dis)engagement: Politics, Technology, Writing.” Reflections: Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 10.1 (Fall 2010): 7-28. Special issue on Social Change through Digital Means.

“Freedom of Speech and the Politics of Silence: The Case of Ward Churchill.” Agency in the Margins: Stories of Outsider Rhetoric, ed. by Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010.

“(Mis)Trusting Technology that Polices Integrity: A Critical Assessment of Turnitin.com.” With Joanna Castner, Rebecca Ingalls, Tracy Morse, and Anne Stockdell-Giesler. Inventio. Volume 8, Issue 1 (Fall 2006).

"Male Instructor, Feminist Pedagogy: Interrogating Presence and Authority in the Classroom." PRE/TEXT. Special issue on "Constructing Masculinities." 16(2): 1995.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Rhetorics of the Anc 694 001 1230 - 1345 T R RB, room 285
Directed Study for C 702 80 0000 - 0000