Composition Ph.D. Current Students

Graduate students work closely with Composition Studies faculty to develop their own areas of research and teaching expertise in composition studies and in other related fields of study.

Corey McCullough: second language writing, archival work, writing centers, and digital rhetorics.      

Matt Switliski: creative writing, writing center theory/practice, and stylistics.

Meaghan Elliott Dittrich: domestic rhetorics, 19th century women’s rhetorics, literature in the composition classroom.

Kristin Raymond: identity negotiation and multilingual writing.

Marino Fernandes: second language writing, second language acquisition, developmental writing, sociolinguistics, and first year writing in community colleges.

Lauren Short: feminist rhetorics, digital literacy pedagogy, archival work

Danielle Lavendier: trauma and pedagogy, feminist rhetorics, disability studies, history of composition

Cory Chamberlainfeminist rhetorical theorists, composition pedagogies, the history of rhetoric and composition, and sociolinguistics. 

Scott Lasleycommunity writing, public rhetorics, English education, and multimodal composition. 

Alumni Testimonials

“Now that I have been teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for two and a half years, I more fully appreciate the outstanding preparation for teaching and scholarship I received. . . . nothing can surpass the value of the collegiality and mutual support among the students and faculty.”  Joleen R. Hanson.

“The evidence of a program’s strength does not solely reside in the accomplishments of its alumni years after-the-fact.  While those contributions point to a valuable long-term contribution to the greater academic discipline, it’s the success of its graduate students – while they are graduate students – that tells a bigger, more impressive story. I am extremely proud to count myself as the recipient of a PhD in Composition from the University of New Hampshire not just because of the long honored history of the program but also because of the success of my peers – while I sat across the seminar table from them.” Alexandria Peary

“I know that, in my professional life, my education and training at UNH have been invaluable. . . . I cannot imagine having any of these successes without the experiences I had in the UNH program. It was the rigorous and creative education I received in graduate seminars, as a teacher, and in writing my dissertation, that taught me to be a professional and ethical scholar and teacher. I continue to draw on the intellectual foundations I constructed at UNH in my research, teaching, and administration.”  Bronwyn T. Williams.