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New Assistant Professor joins the Department of English Language and Literature

Meet Hannah Rule, our new Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature

Dr. Rule's degrees include her Ph.D., rhetoric and composition, University of Cincinnati and Master's degree in English from Michigan State University. Originally from northwest Ohio, Dr. Rule focuses on composition and rhetoric in her research. Specifically, she examines how individuals acquire and practice writing — writing process theory — as well as how writing is taught in college and K-12 contexts.

When asked about what inspires her research, Dr. Rules notes that "I've been interested in words for as long as I can remember, fascinated by how texts come to be meaningful to us, how they change our lives. In both my research and teaching, I want to understand the puzzles of literacy, how individuals learn to write and read and how they practice reading and writing in different contexts. These questions are important to me because I believe that every person should have access to the continuously transformational processes of reading and writing. Living starts with literacy, I think."

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