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Ethna D. Lay

Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric, Chair


Degrees

PHD, 1998, New York Univ (NYU); MPHIL, 1995, New York Univ (NYU); MA, 1987, New York Univ (NYU); BA, 1983, SUNY Binghamton


Bio

Dr. Ethna Dempsey Lay is an Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric. She teaches introduction to composition, writing in a digital age, the history of the English language, and rhetorical historiography. With Dr. Jennifer Rich, she is co-editor of a collection of essays on stewardship in writing studies, titled Who Speaks for Writing: Stewardship in Writing Studies in the Twenty-First Century published by Peter Lang in 2012. She has published in CCCC, BWe, and Scholarly Research and Communication.

Dr. Lay has been blogging with her students since 2008, she studies the changing nature of literacy in these digital times.  Her current book project, tentatively titled The Sequels of Literacy: Other Ways of Making Arguments, is an investigation of the way contemporary student writers make meaning in print and digital ways. 


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
WSC 002 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 103 (AA) WORDS AND MEANINGS Undergraduate
WSC 110 ADVANCED COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 124 DIGITAL COMPOSITIONS Undergraduate
WSC 130 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WRITING Undergraduate
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