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Daniel D. Cole

Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric


PHD, 2007, Fordham University; MA, 1998, Fordham University; BA, 1993, Ohio State Univ Columbus


Daniel Cole is an Associate Professor in the department of Writing Studies and Composition.  His research involves rhetorical strategies used by and against Native Americans, especially during the era of Removal. Dr. Cole also researches various aspects of writing and composition pedagogy.  His scholarship has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and The WAC Journal.  At Hofstra, Dr. Cole has taught courses including “Writing Against Power and Oppression,” “Words and Meanings,” and WSC 1 and WSC 2.  He has taught WSC 1 in Hofstra’s Engineering Cluster since 2010.  Before settling in academia, Dr. Cole worked as a journalist in New York City.

“What if the Earth is Flat?” 

Teaching Interests

Relationships between writing and thinking; relationships between writing and power; writing and engineering

Research Interests

Native American Rhetorics, Composition Pedagogy

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
WSC 001 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 002 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 103 (AA) WORDS AND MEANINGS Undergraduate
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