Sprague, Trevor

Teaching Assistant-Dissertator

Plan: Rhetoric, Professional Writing, and Community Engagement - PhD

Achieved Degree(s):
MA in English and Cultural Critical Studies, University of Westminster, UK 2011

Democracy, Rhetorical Citizenship, History, and Theory of Rhetoric, Composition Pedagogy, Writing Program Administration

Academic Award(s): 
James A. Sappenfield Fellowship 2019; Alice Gillam Award 2017

Conference Presentation(s):
“Teaching Democracy without Citizens: De-centering Commonality toward Democracy-as-Activity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019.

“Public Deliberation in Composition Pedagogy” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY, 2018.

“Generative Agonism and Democratic Deliberation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO, 2018.

“In the Crossfire: Mediated Deliberation and Contested Citizenship.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, 2018.

“Stasis in Obergefell v. Hodges: Judicial Rhetoric and Matters of Social Justice.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2017.

“Processes of Assessment in Composition: The Politics of Media and Mode.” Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2016.

Teaching Experience:
240 Rhetoric, Writing and Culture: Special Topic, “Rhetoric, Democracy, Advocacy”
102 College Writing and Research
101 Introduction to College Writing
Viterbo University:
103 Composition and the Elements of Argumentation
104 Literature and Composition
105 Accelerated Composition
307 Argumentative Writing (online)
Western Technical College:
English 1
Written Communication