Alice S Horning

Alice S Horning

Title: Professor
Office: 302 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-4134
Fax: 370-2748


Alice Horning teaches an array of courses in Writing and Rhetoric, for the Honors College, and in the Department of Linguistics, chiefly dealing with language and literacy development. Her research focuses on the psycholinguistics of reading and writing. She has published books and articles in this area.


B.A. English, Boston University, 1971
Ph.D. English, Michigan State University, 1977


Her publishing credits include the books Reading, Writing and Digitizing: Understanding Literacy in the Electronic Age in 2012 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) and Reconnecting Reading and Writing, co-edited with Beth Kraemer, in 2013 (Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse). She also recently had an article published in Across the Disciplines called "Where to Put the Manicules: A Theory of Expert Reading."


In 2011, Alice Horning served on the Faculty Learning Community "Savvy Readers," a community of OU instructors delving into how students approach reading and how they improve reading skills.

Teaching Philosophy

Every course is a reading course and a writing course. Skills in critical reading, writing and thinking are the most important by-products of a college education.

She teaches WRT 102, 140, 150, 160, 320, 335, and 382.

Teaching at OU since 1982.