Joseph Szpila


Joseph Szpila has taught in the Writing and Rhetoric Department, and English Department, at the University of Rhode Island since 1986. In addition to all forms of rhetorical writing, his main field of interest is American literature of the 20th century.


All forms/levels of Rhetorical Writing; American Literature (poetry and prose)


  • Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island, 1996
  • M.A., English, Rhode Island College, 1985
  • Business Communications, Bryant University, 1982-83
  • Computer Applications, Providence College, 1981
  • Fine Arts Certificate, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979
  • B.A., Education, Rhode Island College, 1974