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Carolyn Commer

Carolyn Commer, Assistant Professor

Carolyn Commer, Assistant Professor
Carolyn Commer, Assistant Professor

Department of English
416 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061 |
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Carolyn Commer is an assistant professor in the Department of English.

  • Classical and Modern Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetoric and Public Policy
  • Critical Theory
  • Argumentation Theory
  • Critical University Studies
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MA, St. John's College
  • BA, The Evergreen State College

Journal Articles

Commer, Carolyn. “Rivaling the Rhetoric of Accountability: Dissociation as an Advocacy Strategy in U.S. Higher Education Policy.” Argumentation and Advocacy. Vol. 57, No. 1 (2021): 18–36.

Teagarden, Alexis, Carolyn Commer, Ana Cooke, and Justin Mando. “Intellectual Risk in the Writing Classroom: Navigating Tensions in Educational Values and Classroom Practice.” Composition Studies 46.2 (2018): 116–136.

  • 3324: Acts of Interpretation
  • 3804: Technical Editing and Style
  • 5024: Critical Theory
  • 6314: Classical Rhetoric in Written Communication
  • 6324: Modern Western Rhetoric

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