Dr. Brenda Helmbrecht

Brenda Helmbrecht


English Major Advisor
Director of Writing
University Learning Outcomes Coordinator
Teaching Associate Mentor

Office:   Bldg. 47-35F
Phone:   756-2178

faculty office hours


Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition, Miami University, Ohio, 2004
M.A.  Rhetoric and Composition, Miami University, Ohio, 1999
B.A.  English, Truman State University, 1997 

Teaching and Research Interests

Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Rhetorical Theory
Writing Assessment
Developmental Writing
Feminist Pedagogy
Women’s Rhetoric
Visual Rhetoric
Film Studies
Feminist Film Theory 

Selected Publications

The End of Remediation: Assessment, Accountability, and Access in College Writing. Eds. Virginia Crisco, Joseph Eng, Sugie Goen-Salter, Brenda Helmbrecht and Dan Melzer.  Under Review. 

"The Bustin' and Bitchin' Ethe of Third-Wave Zines." College Composition and Communication. 61.1 (September 2009).  With Meredith Love.   

"Performing in the Binary Gap:  Provoking Social Transformation through Images." Feminist Teacher.  18.1 (2007).  With Meredith Love.  

"Giving Grades, Taking Tolls: Re-Evaluating Our Role in the Assessment of Student Writing."  Teaching English in a Two Year College.  34.3 (March 2007). 

"Graduate Students Hearing Voices:  (Mis)Recognition and (Re)Definition of the JWPA Identity."  Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators Institutional Practices and Politics. Deborah Dew and Alice Horning. Eds.  October 2007.   With Connie Kendall.

Awards and Honors

Sabbatical.  Fall 2010 and Winter 2011. 

My project explores how current-day missions in California shape their public images (and ideas) for the millions of tourists and school children who visit every year.  In effect, I will be researching the rhetorical power of the mission sites.  

Digital Commons: http://works.bepress.com/bhelmbre/

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