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Peter Vandenberg

Research Interests

Composition theory and pedagogy; writing instruction; writing center studies and writing program administration; new media production.

Courses Recently Taught

  • WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II
  • WRD 241: The Essay from Print to New Media
  • WRD 309: Ghostwriting
  • WRD 500: Proseminar
  • WRD 513: Semiotics
  • WRD 515: The Essay​
  • WRD 541: Composition Theory

Recent Scholarship

  • Keywords in Writing Studies.  Utah State University Press. Co-edited with Paul Heilker. 2015.
  • "Composition Studies." GXB. Genre across borders: an international, interdisciplinary network of researchers, theories, and resources. 2012.
  • Advancing by Degree: Placing the MA in Writing Studies. Conference on College Composition and Communication  62.2 (December 2010):  257-282. (Co-authored with Jennifer Clary-Lemon.)
  • "Expanding the Space of Face-to-Face: Writing Centers and Audio-Visual-Textual Conferencing." Kairos 13.1 (August 2008). (With Melanie Yergeau and Katherine Wozniak.)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Immediate Past President, Independent Writing Departments and Programs Association, 2015-16.


  • Faculty Council Handbook Committee