David Coogan


BA College of Wooster
MA, PhD SUNY/Albany

Research/Teaching Focus

Rhetorical theory and criticism, prison literature, service learning, and 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

“Public Life Through a Prison-University Partnership.” Public: A Journal of Imagining America (May 2015).

“Cultivating Agency: A Classroom Sanctuary for Prisoners and College Students.  Community Literacy Journal (Fall 9.1, 2014).

“Autobiography as Inquiry: Crafting an Ethical Code in Jail.” Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism.  Edited by Stephen Hartnett, Jennifer Kay Woodward, and Eleanor Novek (University of Illinois Press, 2013).


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Page last updated – June 2017