Jeff Pruchnic

Jeff Pruchnic

Associate Professor
Director of Composition

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 9407.2, 5057 Woodward


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Jeff Pruchnic



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  Rhetoric and Composition; Critical Theory; Science, Technology & Media Studies


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2006

Selected publications

Rhetoric and Ethics in the Cybernetic Age: The Transhuman Condition (Routledge, 2013)

Slouching Toward Sustainability: Mixed Methods in the Direct Assessment of Student Writing (with Chris Susak, Jared Grogan, Sarah Primeau, Joe Torok, Thomas Trimble, Tanina Foster, and Ellen Barton; Journal of Writing Assessment 11.1, 2018)

The Future of Forgetting: Rhetoric, Memory, Affect (with Kim Lacey; Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.5, 2011)

Open Source Culture and Aesthetics (with Antonio Ceraso; Criticism 53.3, 2011)

Ironic Encounters: Ethics, Aesthetics, and the 'Liberal Bias' of Composition Pedagogy (JAC 30.1/2, 2010)

Neurorhetorics: Cybernetics, Psychotropics, and the Materiality of Persuasion (Configurations 16.2, 2008)

Rhetoric, Cybernetics, and the Work of the Body in Burke's Body of Work (Rhetoric Review 25.3, 2006

How to Surf in the Cybernetic Age (Post Identity 4.1, 2004)

Currently teaching

  • ENG 7061: Rhetorical Theory


Courses taught

ENG 8007: Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition (Winter 2019)
ENG 7840: Technical & Professional Communication (Winter 2019)