Faculty Profile

Angela Rounsaville, PhD

Angela Rounsaville, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, having received her doctorate in Language and Rhetoric from the University of Washington in 2010. She is very excited to be part of a dynamic and committed group of faculty in the MA Rhetoric and Composition program, and she looks forward to working with graduate students as they develop their scholarly and pedagogical interests and identities.

As a teacher and a scholar, Dr. Rounsaville is interested, most broadly, in the relationship between boundary-crossing and writing. Her research asks questions about how movement across a range of local and global spaces—such as countries, communities, and disciplines—challenges how we understand literate activity, identity formation, literacy as a situated practice, and teaching in the twenty-first century. Given her interests in writing and boundary-crossing, Dr. Rounsaville's current research falls into two primary areas: transnational literacies and rhetorics and the transfer of writing-related knowledge. Specifically, her research examines the empirical and non-empirical frictions that writers encounter when repositioning across contexts. Other research areas of interest include composition studies, rhetorical genre theory, intercultural rhetoric, and language, literacy, and power.

Blake Scott, PhD

A faculty member at UCF since 2002, Blake Scott, PhD, is the Director of Degree Programs (including the MA) in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. His professional/technical communication scholarship has focused on developing approaches to teaching cultural critique and civic engagement. Similarly focused on the civic stakes and impact of rhetoric, his research about the rhetorics of biotechnology has led him to study HIV testing and prevention discourses and, more recently, global conflicts around pharmaceutical access and regulation. This latter strand of his research has been connected to his community work on a local HIV services community planning body. Dr. Scott has published books or collections on HIV testing, service-learning, cultural studies, and global development.

Dr. Scott teaches a range of courses, from first-year composition to upper division rhetoric courses to graduate courses on classical rhetoric and the rhetoric of health and medicine. He enjoys helping graduate students identify contributions they can make to the field’s conversations, talking with them about connections between teaching, research, and service, and connecting them to other scholars in the field.

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