Grace Wetzel, Ph.D.
Office: Merion Hall 138
Phone: (610) 660-2643
Fax: (610) 660-3235
My courses draw connections between reading, writing, and public engagement—conduits for students’ future studies, careers, and public citizenship. In order to promote writing that is both rhetorically effective and responsible, I incorporate course texts that address vital public issues and represent a range of genres. I also use civic engagement to build relationships between students and their surrounding community. I believe that community-based learning inspires students to develop critically informed writing skills, and that students write best when they are invested in social issues they care about.
- B.A., Loyola University Maryland, 2004
- M.A., University of South Carolina, 2006
- Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2011
- General Fields of Professional Interest:
- Rhetoric and Composition
- Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rhetoric
- Composition Pedagogy
- Public Engagement and Community-Based Learning
- ENG 101: Craft of Language
- ENG 102: Texts and Contexts
- Women's Rhetorical History
- History of Rhetoric
- History of Journalism
- Writing for Organizations
“‘[T]he most peaceful I ever felt writing’: A Contemplative Approach to Essay Revision.” JAEPL: The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 22 (Winter 2016-17): 33-50.
“Winifred Black’s Teacherly Ethos: The Role of Journalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Rhetorical Education.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44, no. 1 (February 2014): 68-93.
Grants and Awards
St. Joseph’s University Summer Research Grant (Summer 2014).
St. Joseph’s University Morris Grant (Summer 2016).