2022 Watson Visiting Scholar: Dr. Beverly Moss

2022 Watson Visiting Scholar: Dr. Beverly Moss

Dr. Beverly Moss

We are excited to announce the 2022 Watson visiting scholar: Dr. Beverly Moss of The Ohio State University. Dr. Moss will be teaching a spring graduate seminar (Mondays, 4-6:45 pm) called Community Literacies/Literacy in Communities. 

Beverly J. Moss is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University where she specializes in composition and literacy studies. Dr. Moss is the 2021 CCCC Exemplar, an award given to “a person whose years of service as an exemplar for our organization represents the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching, and service to the entire profession.”  

Her scholarly interests include examining literacy in African American community spaces, composition theory and pedagogy and writing center theory and practice. Moss has served on the editorial boards of the College Composition and Communication journal and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. She is currently writing a book on the literacy practices of Phenomenal Women Incorporated, an African American women’s service and social club.

Her publications include Everyone’s an Author (2016; with Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Carole Clark Papper, and Keith Walters); Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom (2004; with Nels Highberg and Melissa Nicolas); and A Community Text Arises: A Literate Text and a Literate Tradition in African-American Churches (2003). You can read more about Dr. Moss’s work in this OSU English Dept. profile.