Kevin Roozen, Assistant Professor. Kevin received his PhD in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research explores sociocultural approaches to literacy and language and the interplay between the literate practices and discourses people encounter in settings such as home, the community, school, and the workplace. His current research involves longitudinal ethnographic case studies of undergraduates’ richly literate curricular and extracurricular lives and an ethnographic study of multimodal composing and performance in an undergraduate sketch comedy troupe. Kevin’s curiosity about the ways literacy functions in all areas of people’s lives greatly influences his teaching. Literacy narratives, ethnographies of literacy learning, the intersections of technology and literacy, and issues of rhetorical theory and practice are just a few of the avenues students are likely to explore in his classes.
Last updated August 25, 2005