Dr. Phyllis Ryder

Dr. Phyllis Ryder

Writing Center Director
Address: Gelman Library
[email protected]

Associate Professor of Writing

Areas of specialization: Service-learning and composition, Teaching academic literacy, Faculty-librarian partnerships for teaching academic research, Rhetoric of democracy, Public and community writing


PhD. Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona

Teaching Philosophy

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is that you really want to say. —Mark Twain, Notebook, 1902–1903


2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication

"Cultivating Change through Counterpublic Writing Pedagogy."