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David Hammontree

David Hammontree

Title: Assistant Professor and Interim Director of First-Year Writing
Office: 135 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2745


D.R. Hammontree holds a Ph.D. in English Studies (with an emphasis in Cultural Rhetoric) and a M.S. in English from Illinois State University. He also has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Much of his research has been on writing pedagogy and and cultural rhetoric. His initial research focused on the role perceptions of socioeconomic status play in a critical classroom setting. Additionally, he writes about comic books, contributing to various popular culture reference publications.

He has taught in public, private, and two-year institutions and previously served as Assistant Professor and Writing Coordinator at Purdue University North Central. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English serving as President for 2012-2013.


Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2007 (English Studies)
M.A., University of Illinois – Springfield, 2003 (Political Studies)
M.S., Illinois State University, 2001 (English)
B.A., University of Illinois – Springfield, 1999 (Political Studies)


Writing Studies, Pedagogy, Cultural Rhetoric
Professional Communication (Business/Workplace)
Civic Literacy and Public Discourse
Comic Books/Graphic Novels