Title: Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 379 O'Dowd Hall
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.
She 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.
Lori's earlier collection, Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre, which she co-edited with Jeff Ludwig and Jim Nugent, is available from Parlor Press.
In addition to teaching First-Year Writing classes, Lori teaches classes in Digital Storytelling, Digital Culture, Composition Studies, Teaching of Writing, and Teaching Writing with New Media.