Department of English

Lance Cummings

Assistant Professor
Internship Coordinator
Lance Cummings - Photo by Rory LavertyMorton Hall 156
910.962.3334
cummingsl@uncw.edu
http://lancecummings.blogspot.com


Degrees

Ph.D. Miami University of Ohio
M.A. Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
B.A. Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Academic Interests

Dr. Cummings teaches professional writing courses and is currently coordinating writing internships. He has been awarded several ETEAL grants for exploring student collaboration in technologically and linguistically diverse environments, particularly online. His dissertation focused on comparative rhetoric and translingual histories of writing instruction, specifically in the early 20th century Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). While continuing his work in comparative rhetoric and histories of composition, Dr. Cummings is researching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Pakistani Universities and developing technical writing programs between UNCW and Poland.

Courses Taught

  • ENG 201 College Reading and Writing II (online)
  • ENG 204 Introduction to Professional Writing
  • ENG 204 Introduction to Professional Writing (online)
  • ENG 312 Writing for Business (online)
  • ENG 314 Digital Composing
  • ENG 551 Studies in Professional Writing (Environmental Studies)
  • ENG 552 Rhetoric & Culture
  • ENG 496 Senior Seminar: World Rhetorics and Intercultural Communication
  • ENG 498 Internships in Writing

Major Publications

Cummings, Lance. “Science and the Religious Rhetorics of the Ineffable: A Comparison Between Two ‘Cosmoses.’” Res Rhetorica. July 2017 1(2): 15-28.

Cummings, Lance. “Religion and the Professional Ethos: The YMCA, Dale Carnegie, and the ‘Business Man.’” Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. February 2017 9(1): 6-27.

Cummings, Lance, Renea Frey, Ryan Ireland, Caitlin Martin, Heidi McKee, Jason Palmeri, and James E. Porter. "Kairotic Design: Building Flexible Networks for Online Composition." Ed. James P. Purdy and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies. Utah State University Press/Computers and Composition Digital Press.

Cummings, Lance. “Flipping the Online Classroom: The Asynchronous Workshop.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. March 2016 79(1): 81-101. Print.

Cummings, Lance. "Comparison as a Mode of Inquiry: Rearticulating the Contexts of Intercultural Communication." Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 4.2 (2014): 126-146. Web.

Cummings, Lance. "Historical Linguistics and Language Policy: A Comparative Look at Christian Missions in Alaska." In, Out, and Beyond: Studies on Border Confrontations, Resolutions, and Encounters. Ed. Antonio Medina-Rivera and Lee Wilbershied. Newcastle, UK; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 48-65. Print.

Cummings, Lance. "What's in a Name?: Basic Writing in America and Beyond Shaughnessy." Open Words 4.2 (Fall 2010): 84-92. Web.