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David J. Reamer


David J. Reamer

Meet David J. Reamer

Chair/Associate Professor, English


2000 University of Michigan, B.A.
2004 University of Arizona, M.A.
2009 University of Arizona, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: First Year Writing
Publication Editing and Design
Technical Writing
Writing for Interactive Media
Writing on and for the Web
Yearbook Publication

Career Specialties: David Reamer specializes in rhetoric, composition and technical communication. He has experience in publication editing and journalism, including past editorial positions with Rhetoric Review and FYHC: First-Year Honors Composition . He teaches courses in all of these areas, focusing in particular on ethical practices, professionalism, civic engagement and experiential learning. His scholarly work has been published in Composition Studies , Rhetoric Review , Programmatic Perspectives and the edited collection Stories of Mentoring .

Professional and Community Activities: Reamer is on the peer review boards of the journals Rhetoric Review and xChanges . He is an active member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, the Society for Technical Communication and the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, presenting regularly at these organizations' annual conferences. Reamer also works with area nonprofits on service-learning projects for his students and participates in UT’s biannual Into the Streets volunteering events. Reamer serves as director of UT's new media production interdisciplinary program and co-coordinates the professional and technical writing minor.