Ruth Boeder

Ruth Boeder

Assistant Professor (Teaching)


 5057 Woodward Ave, Suite 9205.3

Curriculum vitae

Ruth Boeder


Department of English

Rhetoric & Composition Program

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Writing Pedagogy; Writing Assessment; Information Literacy; Research-based Writing; Multimodal Literacies


  • Doctor of Philosophy, English (Rhetoric and Composition), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2020
  • Master of Arts in English (Rhetoric and Composition), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2019
  • Master of Library and Information Science (Concentration: Academic Libraries), Wayne State University Detroit, MI, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts (Major: English, Minor: Philosophy), Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI, 2009

Selected publications

“Thin-Slice Methods and Contextualized Norming: Innovative Assessment Methodologies for Austere Times.” In The Expanding Universe of Writing Studies: Higher Education Writing Research, edited by Kelly Blewett et al, Peter Lang, 2021, pp. 89-102. (co-authored)

"Looking to the Research Paper and Beyond: Information Literacy and Rhetorical/Composition Perspectives on Student Research and Writing Processes." LOEX Quarterly, 45.2 (Summer 2018).

“Do Community Members Have an Effective Voice in the Ethical Deliberation of a Behavioral Institutional Review Board?” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 32.2 (March 2018). (co-authored)

Courses taught

ENG 1020: Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits. Taught in AYs 14-15, 18-19, 19-20, F'20, F'21

ENG 3010: Intermediate College Writing, 3 credits. Taught in W' 21, W'22

ENG 3050: Technical Communication I, 3 credits. Taught in AY 17-18

ENG 5785: Academic Writing for Graduate Students. Taught in W'19, W'20

ENG 7860: Pedagogical Practicum II. Taught in W'22

APX 0500: Foundations in Writing, 3 credits. Taught in S 15, 16, 17