Todd Taylor


Greenlaw 519
(919) 962-2248

Associate Chair, Director of the Writing Program

Norman and Dorothy Eliason Distinguished Professor

My earliest research examined scholarly writing and publication and resulted in two coedited collections: Writing and Publishing for Academic Authors (Rowman & Littlefield) and Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition (SUNY Press). My more recent work investigates how concepts of literacy are changing in response to advanced communication technologies. In 1998, I coedited Literacy Theory after the Internet (Columbia University Press) with Irene Ward. And I have completed a second edition of The Columbia Guide to Online Style, with my coauthor, Janice Walker. I was the founder and editor of CCC Online and The CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric: 1984 to 1999. In 2005 I won an award for the multimedia perfromance "The End of Composition." In 2007 I coauthored (with Bump Halbritter) the first peer-reviewd scholarly film in composition studies, Remembering Composition.  And in 2009 Bedford/St, Martin's published Take 20, a film for writing teachers by writing teachers.  Click here for more details about my work.

Teaching Awards

Friday Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2004
Chapman Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002



Hire Date: 1997

Ph. D., University of South Florida, 1997
M.A., University of South Florida, 1994
B.A., Emory University, 1987 

Research Groups and Interests

Group X - Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy