Susanna Engbers, Ph.D.


Susanna Kelly Engbers teaches rhetoric, writing, and literature courses; she also currently serves as chair of the General Education program. She earned her Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition in 2004 from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation focused on the rhetoric of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent suffrage proponents. Engbers continues her scholarship on the history of women’s rhetoric, having presented numerous conference papers on the topic and published articles in scholarly journals including Rhetoric Society Quarterly (RSQ). In addition, she has served as a peer reviewer for RSQ. She also speaks regularly at national conferences such as the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Rhetoric Society of America on the pedagogy of composition and visual rhetoric. She has also published articles in those areas inTETYC and Forum. One recent area of scholarship has been on the role of study in visual rhetoric in the art and design college setting.