Eastern Michigan University
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Logan Bearden

Assistant Professor of Written Communication; Associate Director of the First-Year Writing Program

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lbearden@emich.edu

Education

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.

Courses

WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
WRTG225: Writing in a Changing World
WRTG328: Writing, Style, and Technology 
WRTG354: Critical Digital Literacies 
WRTG500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Written Communication 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Selected Presentations 

“A Curriculum of Multimodal Rhetoric: Design, Material-Rhetorical Flexibility, and Circulation in Composition.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. May 2018. Minneapolis, MN.

“Programmatic Multimodal Curricular Transformation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2018. Kansas City, MO.

“Winding Again the Affiliate’s Watch: A Michigan WPA Rebeginning and Roundtable.” Corridors: The Great Lakes Rhetoric and Writing Conference. September 2017. Detroit, MI.

 “Multimodal Composition and Transformed Practice: Engaging Students in the Real World in the Age of Austerity.” Writing Program Administrators Conference. July 2017. Knoxville, TN.

“The Work of Composition: How Outcomes Statements Define (Multimodal) Composition Curricula.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2017. Portland, OR. 

“In the Dust of This Writing Program.” WIDE-EMU Conference. October 2016. Ypsilanti, MI. 

“I’m a GenAdmin jWPA and So Can You: Multiple Perspectives on a Successful First Year.” Writing Program Administrators Conference. July 2016. Raleigh, NC.

“A Model for Multimodal Curricular Transformation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. April 2016. Houston, TX.

“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.