McComiskey, Bruce 1963–

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McComiskey, Bruce 1963–

PERSONAL: Born November 13, 1963, in Newton, MA; son of Thomas (a theologian) and Eleanor (Carp) McComiskey; married Cynthia Ryan (a professor), June 14, 1994; children: Celia, Lena. Education: Illinois State University, B.S., 1987, M.A., 1988; Purdue University, Ph.D., 1994.

ADDRESSES: Home—1856 Glendmere Dr., Birmingham, AL 35216. Office—University of Alabama, Department of English, 1530 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, assistant professor, 1994–98; University of Alabama, Birmingham, assistant professor, 1998–2001, associate professor, 2001–.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association, Rhetoric Society of America, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council on Writing Program Administrators, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: James L. Kinneavy Award, 1997, for best article in JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory.


Teaching Composition as a Social Process, Utah State University Press (Logan, UT), 2000.

Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 2002.

(Editor, with Cynthia Ryan) City Comp: Identities, Spaces, Practices, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Composition Chronicle, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Composition Forum, Business Communication Quarterly, and North Carolina English Teacher. Contributor to books, including Reforming College Composition: Writing the Wrongs, edited by Ray Wallace, Alan Jackson, and Susan Lewis, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2000. Contributor of poetry to Chameleon, Druid's Cave, Inky Trails, Ripples, Ryerson Almanac, Songs for all Seasons, and Voices in Poetics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s).

SIDELIGHTS: Bruce McComiskey told CA: "I write every day. No exceptions. Every day."

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