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Pamela Ward – Clinical Assistant Professor of English


Dr. Pamela Ward

Dr. Pamela Ward joined the English faculty in 2003 and served as the Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program through Summer 2017. 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.



Office: 230 Marist Annex
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-5488



  • ENG 337 – World Fictions
  • ENG 339 – American and British Novels in Counterpoint
  • ENG 700 – Practicum in the Teaching of Composition
  • ENG 723 – Approaches to Teaching Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 847 – Seminar: Rhetoric of Narrative


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

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric
  • Modernism
  • Narrative theory
  • 19th- and 20th-century fiction