Christopher Susak

Christopher Susak



5057 Woodward Ave. (Maccabee's Building)


Christopher Susak



In both my research and teaching, I work to embrace difference, foreground collaborative inquiry, and systematically address local issues.

My goal as an instructor is to help prepare students for confident and substantive participation in increasingly high stakes conversations in their communities, disciplines, and careers. My classes are designed to empower students as they make critically informed, purposeful decisions about their writing in various genres, styles, situations, and technologies.

My research explores intersections between digital technologies, public discourses, and public community spaces as well as how students, community residents, and local institutions compose (with/in) these complex networks.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Rhetoric & Composition; Community Writing; Composition/Language Arts Pedagogy; Technical & Professional Communication; Digital, Networked, and Public Rhetorics; Research Methods in Rhetoric & Composition; Classroom and Program Assessment


  • M.A., English, Wayne State University, 2015
  • B.A., English, Theatre, & Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace University, 2009

Currently teaching

  •  ENG 3020 Community & Writing

  • ENG 3050 Technical Communication I: Reports

    ENG 1020 Introductory College Writing

Courses taught

ENG 3060 Technical Communication II: Presentations, 3 credits, Winter 2018

ENG 3050 Technical Communication I: Reports, 3 credits, Winter 2017

ENG 3020 Community & Writing, 3 credits, Fall 2016

ENG 3050 Technical Communication 1: Reports, 3 credits, Fall 2016

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

Teaching Certification: A/YA Integrated Language Arts
Ohio Dept. of Education
5-Year Professional License #OH3098088 (Expires 9/2021)