Bruce M. Horner

Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition

College of Arts & Sciences

Bruce M. Horner, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of English. His scholarship investigates the relationship between material social conditions, ideologies of language and writing and the teaching of writing. Most recently, he has been studying the implications that the development of English's worldwide spread, a globalizing economy, the resurgence of the "English Only" movement in the United States and multilingual writing have for the teaching of college writing.

Horner has served as a featured speaker at a conference on the subject of English at Oxford University and at the national Conference on College Composition and Communication. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of New Hampshire and Virginia Tech. He was an invited participant at a symposium on the topic "Researching Women: Ethics, Methodology and Activism," in Blacksburg, Va. and a symposium on relationships between speech and writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Horner serves on the editorial advisory board of Southern Illinois University Press Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series and on the editorial boards of the journals Writing Program Administration and Composition Forum.

Horner teaches graduate seminars and has mentored six doctoral students during the last year.

He earned his B.A. in English and Music and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Pittsburgh.