Dyehouse, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Dyehouse

Associate Professor and Chair, Writing & Rhetoric

Associate Professor/ Faculty & Staff/ Graduate/ Program Chair/ Undergraduate/ Writing & Rhetoric

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Jeremiah Dyehouse is Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric in the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.  His research focuses on theories of rhetoric and public writing, with a special emphasis on the contemporary implications of 20th century American Pragmatist philosophy.  His in-progress book, “John Dewey and Public Writing (1886-1927)” recovers the significance to public writing theory of Dewey’s experiments in public writing inquiry in the first half of his career.  Offering a new view of Dewey as a literacy theorist, this account retrieves the materialist lessons in community engagement, privacy, media, and ethics that Dewey’s works offer to contemporary inquirers.

Dyehouse’s articles on rhetoric and composition have appeared in College English, Technical Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, Written Communication, and JAC.  In 2008, Dyehouse was awarded a James Duffy Faculty Fellowship from URI’s Center for the Humanities.  Before coming to URI, Dyehouse was a University Graduate Fellow at Penn State (1998-2002) and the winner of Oberlin College’s Dudley B. Tenney Prize for combined excellence in English, mathematics, and the natural sciences (1997).

Dyehouse teaches rhetoric, technical communication, and digital writing.  At URI, Dyehouse has served as Director of the Writing Center, Faculty Senator, Interim Director of Graduate Studies for Writing and Rhetoric and, currently, as Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University, 2004
M.A. in English (Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University, 2000
B.A. in English, Oberlin College, 1997

Courses taught:
American Pragmatism, Rhetoric, and the Ends of Writing (graduate)
Capstone in Electronic Portfolios (undergraduate)
Issues and Methods in Writing Consultancy (undergraduate)
Technical Writing (undergraduate)
Writing in Electronic Environments (undergraduate)