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2009-2010 New Faculty Profiles

Department of English

Marlon MooreDr. Marlon Moore, Assistant Professor, hails from the great state of Texas. She received her B.A. from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Her M.A. and Ph.D. were attained at the University of Florida. She spent the summer of 2008 serving as a Multi-Cultural Teaching Scholar at the University of Missouri, where she designed and taught “Dykes, Butches, Femmes and Bulldaggers: The Black Queer Woman in 20th-Century Film and Literature.” In her final year of graduate study, she was awarded the Gipson Dissertation Fellowship. Her current research focuses on the intertwined themes of spirituality, homosexuality and racial identity in African American literature. Future projects include a study of black southern queerness and gender identity in lesbian/bisexual women’s internet communities.

Jeremy TirrellDr. Jeremy Tirrell, Assistant Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University in 2009, his English from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004, and his B.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. His primary research area is the intersection of technology, rhetoric, and writing. His other scholarly interests include professional writing, complexity theory and posthumanism, and video game studies. His dissertation, Mapping Digital Technology in Rhetoric and Composition History, uses interactive Google Earth maps and textual explication to reveal the geographical aspects of collegiate Rhetoric and Composition programs’ investments in digital technology. Jeremy was named a Crouse Emergent Scholar in Professional Writing in 2008, and he has served as a Managing Editor of the online Rhetoric and Composition journal The Writing Instructor since 2008, and as an Assistant Editor of the journal Kairos since 2005. He teaches courses in professional writing and writing with technology.

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