Ph.D. Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
M.A. English, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
B.A. English, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
Dr. Day’s research focuses on the arguments made by American public rhetorics and the geographic locations that these arguments are tied to. Her dissertation analyzed the rhetorical nature of American discourse communities by looking at the construction and manipulation of nostalgia at the Middleton Place Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, and in Alan Lomax’s archives and memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began. Other research interests include composition pedagogy, technical writing, the rhetorical theories of Kenneth Burke, and the articulation of an American modernist rhetorical theory.
“Writing Groups as Feminist Pedagogy: Challenging the Scholarship Void.” Feminisms and Rhetorics. Mankato, MN. October 2011.
“Contesting Historical Education at Sites of Public Memory: Establishing the Dialectic through User-Generated Content.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011.
“Producing Public Memories: Middleton Place Plantation, the Production of
Communities, and Nostalgia as an Agent of Discipline.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. May 2010.
ENG 04: Basic Writing Skills
ENG 015: Rhetoric and Composition
ENG 202C: Technical Writing
ENG 202B: Business Writing
ENG 417: The Editorial Process
Schreyer’s Institute for Teaching Excellence Grant
Ruth Gardner Teaching Award, The University of Arizona
Minnie Berry Award for Excellence in Teaching, Finalist, Brigham Young University