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Michael Michaud

Craig-Lee Hall (CL) 257
(401) 456-8661
(401) 456-8028

Academic Background

Ph.D. Composition and Rhetoric, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2007.
Dissertation: IT Managers, Construction Marketers, and Emergency Medical Technicians: Professional Adult Learners in Higher Education (chair, Thomas Newkirk)

M.A.T. English Education, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1999.

B.A. English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1996.

Courses Taught

ENGL 010: Basic Writing Skills
WRTG 100: Writing and Rhetoric
ENGL 230: Writing for Professional Settings
ENGL 231: Expository Writing
ENGL 232: Writing for Digital and Multimedia Environments
ENGL 378: Studies in Composition
ENGL 460: Seminar in Major Authors and Themes
ENGL 477: Internship in Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 520: Topics in Composition, Theory, Rhetoric and Language Study


Dr. Michaud's research focuses on the intersections of literacy, identity, and socialization. He is interested in understanding how people learn and re-learn to write throughout their lifetimes and how they use writing to participate in and navigate between the settings in which they live, work, and play.


"The Discoursal Negotiation of Identity Among Adult Students Pursuing Postsecondary Study: A Case Study." Writing and Pedagogy, 5,1 (Spring 2013).

"The Reverse Commute": Adult Students and the Transition from Professional to Academic Literacy." Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 38.3 (March 2011): 244-258.

"Diversity and Adult Students in the Writing Classroom." Diversity in the English Classroom. Eds. Mike Mutschelknaus, Gwen Hale, Thomas Alan Holmes. Texas: Fountainhead Press, 2010. 97-108.

Curriculum Vita

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