David Coogan


BA College of Wooster
MA, PhD SUNY/Albany

Research/Teaching Focus

Service learning, rhetorical theory and criticism, composition


Edited. Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail. Richmond VA: Brandylane Publishers, 2015.

Ed. with John Ackerman.  The Public Work of  RhetoricCitizen Scholars and Community Engagement.  Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010.

Electronic Writing Centers: Computing the Field of Composition. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1999.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Moving Students into Social Movements: Prisoner Reentry and the Research Paper.”Active Voices: Composing a Rhetoric of Social Movements.  Ed. Patricia Malesh and Sharon Stevens.  Albany: SUNY P, 2009. 149–65.

“Service Learning and Social Change: The Case for Materialist Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication 57.4 (2006): 667–93.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014