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Logan Bearden

Assistant Professor of Written Communication

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PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, Florida State University, 2016

MA, Rhetoric and Composition, Florida State University, 2012

BA, English Literature, Florida State University, 2010

Interests and Expertise

Logan Bearden joined the Written Communication program in the fall of 2016. He has previously taught courses in composition (at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced level), the history of rhetoric, writing in/for multiple environments, and editing. His research focuses on multimodality (as a field of study and literate practice), writing program administration, and curricular revision. His dissertation explored how and in what contexts different composition programs undergo what he terms multimodal curricular transformation. Future research projects will continue this line of inquiry, working toward models of multimodal curricular transformation for composition programs in various institutional contexts.


WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
WRTG225: Writing in a Changing World
WRTG328: Writing, Style, and Technology 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Selected Presentations 

“The Role of the WPA Outcomes Statement in ‘Excellent’ Composition Programs.” Writing Program Administrators Conference. July 2015. Boise, ID.

“Toward a Theory of Multimodal Reading.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2015. Tampa, FL.