Beth A. Boehm

Email: beth.boehm @
Office Hours: Fall Term: MW 3:30-4:30 & by appt.



Beth A. Boehm came to the University of Louisville in 1987 upon completing her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, where she specialized in twentieth-century British and American literature and rhetoric and composition. Since 2009, she has been focused on graduate student professional development as an administrator in the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, where she is currently dean. Her current research is on mentoring and graduate student engagement.

Courses Taught

Credit may not be received for both 102 and 105. Open only to exceptionally qualified students who have been notified of their eligibility. Completion discharges the general education requirement for two terms of freshman composition. Extensive practice of writing and reading, with several assignments requiring research.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Basic strategies for reading and interpreting poetry, fiction, and drama. Designed for non-majors.Credit hours will not count towards total hours taken within the English Dept. for majors.
Advanced investigations in rhetoric and composition under a variety of special topics.

Educational Background

    M.A., Ph.D. The Ohio State University

      Teaching Areas

        Postmodern Narrative; Narrative Theory; Rhetorical Analysis

          Research Interests

            Scholarly interests include narrative theory, rhetorical theory, intersections between composition studies and literary studies; postmodern and Victorian narratives.

              Professional Activities

                Co-Director of the 2005 International Conference on Narrative, with Debra Journet; member Executive Committee of Narrative