Jim Nugent

Jim Nugent

Associate Professor
Director of the Major
Office: 306 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3792
Fax: 248-370-4208
E-mail: nugent@oakland.edu
http://tech-rhet.net

Biography

Jim Nugent is an associate professor and the director of the writing and rhetoric major. Jim earned his Ph.D. at Michigan Technological University in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. He holds a master's degree in English studies/technical writing from Illinois State University, and a bachelor's degree in math and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jim's research interests include neosophistic rhetorical theory, the teaching of technical writing, and certificate programs in technical communication. His collection Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre, co-edited with Lori Ostergaard and Jeff Ludwig, is available from Parlor Press. Jim's second collection, Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles, was published by Utah State University Press in 2015. This collection, which Jim co-edited with Greg Giberson and Lori Ostergaard, documents eighteen stories of writing major programs in various stages of formation, preservation, and reform and exposing the contingencies of their local and material constitution. 

Education

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Michigan Technological University.
M.A. in English Studies/Technical Writing. Illinois State University.
B.A. in Math and Computer Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Courses

WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II
WRT 2080 Introduction to Professional Writing
WRT 2088 Technical Writing
WRT 3072 Rhetoric of Web Design
WRT 3074 Rhetoric and Video Games
WRT 3082 Business Writing
WRT 3083 Editing
WRT 4998 Capstone

Selected Publications