Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Logan Bearden joined the Written Communication program in the fall of 2016. He teaches courses in composition (at the introductory, intermediate, advanced, and graduate level), the history and theories of rhetoric, writing in/for multiple environments, editing, and the teaching of writing. His research focuses on multimodality (as a curricular component and literate practice), writing program administration, and curricular revision.
He currently serves as the Director of the First-Year Writing Program. His administrative style emphasizes collaboration and mentorship, especially with first-year writing instructors. He has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from Florida State University, where he also served as the assistant to the director of college composition.
Mueller, Derek, Logan Bearden, and Rachel Gramer. Radiant Figures: Visual Rhetoric in Everyday Administrative Contexts. Edited collection accepted with revisions at Computers and Composition Digital Press.
Articles and Book Chapters
Bearden, Logan. “Outcomes Statements as Meta-Genres: The Transformative Role of Outcomes Statements in Composition Program Revision.” Chapter accepted to Writing the Classroom: Pedagogical Documents as Rhetorical Genres edited by Stephen Neaderhiser. Full collection accepted with revisions at Utah State University Press.
Bearden, Logan. “Transformed Practice and Multiliteracies: The New Literacy Work of Composition.” Journal of College Literacy and Learning vol. 45 (Spring 2019): pp. 69-81.
Bearden, Logan. “Favorable Outcomes: The Role of Outcomes Statements in Multimodal Composition Curricula.” WPA: Writing Program Administration vol. 43.1 (Fall 2019): pp. 139-160.
“Graphic Curricular Representations.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2019. Pittsburgh, PA.
“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.
"Toward a Theory of Multimodal Reading." Conference on College Composition and Communication. March, 2015. Tampa, FL.