David Hammontree

David Hammontree

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of First-Year Writing
Office: 125 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2745
Email: hammontr@oakland.edu

Biography

D.R. Hammontree holds a Ph.D. in English Studies (with an emphasis in Cultural Rhetoric) and a M.S. in English from Illinois State University. He also has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois Springfield. Much of his research has been on writing pedagogy and cultural rhetoric. His initial research focused on the role perceptions of socioeconomic status play in a critical classroom setting. He also writes about comic books, contributing to various popular culture reference publications. He has taught in public, private, and two-year institutions and is a past president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.


Education

Ph.D. in English Studies. Illinois State University.
M.A. in Political Studies. University of Illinois – Springfield.
M.S. in English. Illinois State University.
B.A. in Political Studies. University of Illinois – Springfield.


Courses

WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II
WRT 3060 Global Rhetorics
WRT 3062 Writing Center Studies and Tutoring Practice
WRT 3072 Rhetoric and Video Games
WRT 3082 Business Writing

Selected Publications

“Extreme Transitions: Trends and Trepidations, 1992-1996.”  The Ages of the Justice League. Ed. Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. 2017.

Allan, Elizabeth, Dana Driscoll, D.R. Hammontree, Marshall Kitchens, and Lori Ostergaard. "The Source of Our Ethos: Using Evidence-Based Practices to Affect a Program-Wide Shift from 'I Think' to 'We Know'." Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015).

Ostergaard, Lori, and D.R. Hammontree, eds. Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University. 5th edition. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (2016).

Ostergaard, Lori, and D.R. Hammontree, eds. Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University. 4th edition. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (2015).

Various Entries for Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (4 Volumes). Ed. M. Keith Booker. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood. 2014. 

Backlash and Bracelets: Patriarch’s World 1986-1992.” The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times. Ed. Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. 2013.

Various Entries for Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Volumes). Ed. M. Keith Booker.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2010. 

Hammontree. D.R., Cherie Rankin and Amberyl Malkovich “ ‘Critical’ Thinking and the Role of Writing Courses in Consciousness-Raising Pedagogy.” Illinois English Bulletin 91.3 (Summer 2004): 64-89.