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Rodney Herring, PhD

Assistant Professor


Office Location: 1061 Ninth St. Park, #203
Phone: 303-556-4767
Fax: 303-556-2959
Office hours:  T R 10:30-12:30, or by appointment
Areas of Expertise:
Rhetoric and Composition

Education & Degrees

PhD, English, University of Texas, Austin, 2009


Rodney Herring's work concerns the rhetorical effects of language usage in society, effects that are indeed rhetorical but that have larger consequences on class, on civic participation, and on political deliberation. This work unites interests in rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric, class analysis, literacy and cultural studies, argumentation theory, and composition pedagogy.

Select Publications

"Representational Crisis: Contradiction and Determination in Verbal Criticism." Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 40:1 23-45. [Link:]

Courses Taught

ENGL 1020 and 2030, Freshman Composition

ENGL 4180, Argumentation and Logic

ENGL 4190, Literacy and the Digital Age