Dr. Pamela Ward joined the English faculty in 2003 and serves as the Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program. In the area of rhetoric and writing, Dr. Ward’s research interests focus on classical and modern rhetoric, pedagogy of writing instruction, and writing program administration. In the area of literature, her primary interests are in the poetry and critical prose of T. S. Eliot, theories of the sublime, narrative theory and practice, and the novel in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Courses offered by Dr. Ward at the graduate level include Approaches to the Theory and Practice of Pedagogy in Rhetoric and Writing (with Practicum), Rhetoric of Narrative, History of Rhetoric, and Rhetoric in the Academic Disciplines. At the undergraduate level, writing courses include Writing and Rhetoric, Writing about Literature, Creative Writing: Fiction, and Argumentation; and literature courses include British and American surveys, Intensive Narrative, Form and Value in Poetry, World Fictions, and British and American Novels in Counterpoint.
As director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Dr. Ward teaches, mentors, and oversees the English Department’s doctoral teaching fellows in Writing and Rhetoric and a variety of other writing and literature courses.
Office: 330 Marist Hall
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Houston
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Northwestern University
M.F.A. (Fiction), George Mason University
Ph.D. (English Language and Literature), Catholic University of America
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