Composition Program Faculty: Lisa Langstraat

Associate Professor Lisa Langstraat: B.A. & M.A., English, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University.

Professor Langstraat teaches courses in Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Literacy Studies, Service-Learning, Cultural Studies, History of Rhetoric, Feminist Theory and Literature, Critical Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, and Writing Program Administration. She is currently exploring two areas of research:pedagogies and theories of service-learning and civic discourse, and rhetorical constructions of emotion in contemporary culture, particularly in light of legal discourse and community literacies. Co-author of a textbook, Four Worlds Of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context (4th ed.), Dr. Langstraat has published articles in such journals as JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, Multiple Literacies, and Politics, Composition Forum, Works and Days, and in several collections, including Multiple Literacies (Hampton, 2003) and Culture Shock: The Future of Graduate Studies in Composition (Hampton, 2004).

Special Projects
Professor Langstraat created the Multigenre Writing Gallery. Dr. Langstraat is also the current Co-Director of the Center for Research on Writing & Communication Technologies (CRWCT) and University Writing Center Director.

Office: 161 S.E. Ingersoll Hall