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WP and CCR Welcomes New Doctoral Students

ArakelianGeghard Arakelian joins the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program with a Master's in English, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition and a Bachelor's in Journalism, both from California State University, Northridge.

His research interests include an examination of Marxist Reflection Theory and feminist composition theory "to better understand how patriarchal discourses and economic modes inform our standards of 'good' university-level writing."

Geghard taught Approaches to University Level Writing at CSUN and identifies personal fitness as his primary personal interest.

brownTessa Brown comes to the CCR program with an MFA in Creative Writing—Fiction—from the University of Michigan. She also holds BA degress in Religion and Creative Writing from Princeton.

She has 2 years of teaching experience and lists among her research interests hiphop pedagogy, new media, pop culture studies, and American literature.

Tessa recently celebrated her 100th post on her blog, Hiphopcracy. When asked about her interests outside academia she responded, "Yoga! And cheese!"

garciaRomeo Garcia comes to us with an MA in English (Rhetoric and Composition) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a BA in English from Texas A&M. His research interests include community engagement, critical race theory, border/borderland studies, and composition studies and pedagogies.

He taught in the First Year Learning Communities and ESLI Programs at TAMUCC, where he also worked as a Writing Consultant.

Romeo enjoys watching Adventure Time and playing soccer with his son, Julius, traveling, writing, and online gaming in his "spare" time.

rosinskiJana Rosinski arrives at SU with an MA in Written Communication from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in English and Secondary Education from Michigan State. Her scholarly interests include new media studies, visual rhetoric, digital rhetoric, network studies, information design and data visualization.

Jana taught in the First Year Writing Program and worked in the Writing Center at EMU; she also served as Managing Editor of EM—Journal, an online journal featuring student writing, and published on that experience in Kairos. Her personal interests include space, synthesizers, zines, and cat figurines.

seaderChad Seader comes to CCR with an MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul and a BA in Philosophy from Northeastern Illinois University. His teaching experience includes First-Year Writing at DePaul and working with ex-convicts through the Neighborhood Writing Alliance in Chicago.

Chad's research interests include medieval Islamic thought's relationship to Western conceptions of rhetoric, performance-based pedagogy and community literacy, rhetorics of transgression, dissonance, and oppression, and Writing Program Administration. He lists photography, baking, and exploring Syracuse's neighborhood markets as personal interests.

Other new arrivals for 2013:

New Professional Writing Instructors

New Academic Coordinator