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Gwendolynne Reid

Assistant Professor of English, Emory University

Gwendolynne Reid is a scholar in rhetoric, composition, and writing studies, with a focus on writing in the disciplines, genre studies, and digital writing.

Dr. Reid’s courses include writing and inquiry in the liberal arts, writing and inquiry in the liberal arts for multilingual students, rhetorical studies, and a discovery seminar on digital natives and digital literacies. She also frequently oversees students in self-directed studies in individual topics, and she is a participating faculty member in the Oxford Research Scholars program. Her students have published in edited collections, textbooks, and the undergraduate journal Young Scholars in Writing and presented at conferences such as the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

A frequent presenter and panelist at academic conferences, Reid is a founding member of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum and a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the Small Liberal Arts Colleges-Writing Program Administrators. She currently serves as co-chair of the CCCC Standing Group on Writing and STEM.

Reid received a BA degree in intercultural studies summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, an MA degree in English from North Carolina State University, and an MA in screenwriting and film studies from Hollins University. Reid taught writing and rhetoric courses at North Carolina State University for a decade and joined the faculty of Oxford College in 2017 after receiving a PhD in communication, rhetoric, and digital media from North Carolina State University in 2017.

PhD North Carolina State University 2017
MA North Carolina State University 2005
MA Hollins University| 2005
BA Bard College at Simon's Rock 1999
AA Bard College at Simon's Rock 1997

Research Interests
My research focuses on the role of writing and rhetoric in human understanding and specifically on the role of writing in the construction of disciplinary knowledge. Because genres and writing practices have changed in response to new media environments and communication technologies, my special focus is on digital writing in the disciplines. My interests stem largely from many years of teaching undergraduates about disciplinary writing and research and the realization that today’s students and communicators must adapt to increasingly complex communication environments.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of English, Emory University