Lori Ostergaard is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Her archival research examines the history of composition-rhetoric at Midwestern normal schools and high schools. Lori focuses primarily on the research, theories, and practices of educators working during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Lori has presented this archival research at national conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Lori's publications include articles in Rhetoric Review, Composition Forum, Journal of Teaching Writing, Studies in the Humanities, Issues in Writing, and Peitho.
Lori co-authored, with Greg Giberson and Marshall Kitchens, the proposal for the Writing and Rhetoric Major at Oakland. In addition to a forthcoming co-edited collection, with Greg Giberson and Jim Nugent, examining writing majors around the country, she has published a handful of articles about the major.
WRT 102: Basic Writing
WRT 150: Composition I
WRT 160: CompositionII
WRT 233: Digital Storytelling
WRT 320: Peer Tutoring in Composition
WRT 329: Composition Studies
WRT 330: Digital Culture
WRT 380: Persuasive Writing
WRT 370/525: Teaching Writing with New Media
WRT 414/614: Teaching Writing