Jeremiah Dyehouse

  • Associate Professor
  • Writing and Rhetoric
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  • Office Location: Roosevelt Hall, Rm 322


Jeremiah Dyehouse hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended the Walnut Hills High School. He currently lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with his wife, two children, and a cat named Tony.


Jeremiah Dyehouse’s 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, “Materials Become Media: 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.


  • Ph.D., Penn State University, 2004
  • M.A., Penn State University, 2000
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1997

Selected Publications

“The Philosopher as Parent: John Dewey’s Observations of His Children’s Language Development and the Development of His Thinking about Communication.” Education and Culture: The Journal of the John Dewey Society 33.1 (2017): 18-34. (With Krysten Manke)

“Theory in the Archives: Fred Newton Scott and John Dewey on Writing the Social Organism.” College English 76.3 (2014): 252-72.

“Mapping Tutorial Interactions: A Report on Results and Implications.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 9.2 (2012). Online. (With Jamie White Farnham and Bryna Siegel Finer)

“Writing Center Sustainability Through Collaborative Research.” Academic Exchange Quarterly 15.4 (2011). Online. Awarded Editor’s Choice. (With Bryna Siegel Finer and Jamie White Farnham)

“‘A Textbook Case Revisited’: Visual Rhetoric and Series Patterning in the American Museum of Natural History’s Horse Evolution Displays.” Technical Communication Quarterly 20.3 (2011): 327-46.

“Writing in Electronic Environments”: A Concept and a Course for the Writing and Rhetoric Major. College Composition and Communication 61.2 (2009): W330-50. (With Michael Pennell and Linda Shamoon)