Logan Bearden

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Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing

English Language and Literature

613M Pray-Harrold

[email protected]

Education

  • Ph.D., 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 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.

 

Courses

  • WRTG121 Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
  • WRTG225 Writing in the Disciplines 
  • WRTG328 Writing and Style
  • WRTG354: Digital Writing
  • WRTG417: Rhetorical Theory for Writers 
  • WRTG500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Written Communication 
  • WRTG596: Teaching Composition on the College Level 

Publications and Presentations

Book Projects 

  • Bearden, Logan. Making Progress: Programmatic and Administrative Strategies for Multimodal Curricular Transformation. Forthcoming from Utah State University Press. 
  • 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. “Transfer, Transformed Practice, and Vertical Composition Curricula.” Chapter proposal accepted to Multimodal Composition and Writing Transfer edited by Kara Poe Alexander, Matthew Davis, Lilian W. Mina, and Ryan P. Shepherd.
  • 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.

Conference Presentations

  • “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. 

  • The Role of the WPA Outcomes Statement in 'Excellent' Composition Programs." Writing Program Administrators Conference. July, 2015. Boise, ID.