Nancy Myers Nancy Myers

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3328
At UNCG Since: 1996


Ph.D. Texas Christian University-1997
M.A. Central Missouri State University-1978
B.A. Central Missouri State University-1977

Research Interests

Dr. Myers specializes in rhetoric and composition studies with an emphasis on the history of the discipline and feminist rhetorical studies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, linguistics, and rhetorical history and theory. She previously served three and half years as Director of the College Writing Program, four years as the Director of Graduate Studies in English, and four as the Director of English Education. She was President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History or Rhetoric and Composition during 2010-2012 and continues to serve on the Coalition’s Advisory Board.

Selected Publications

  • Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric. Co-edited with Kathleen J. Ryan and Rebecca Jones. Southern Illinois UP, 2016.
  • “Adapting Male Education for a Nation of Females: Sara Lockwood’s 1888 Lessons in English.” Writing Stories: Composition and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, 1839-1969. Eds. Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix Wood. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2015. 167-84.
  • “Pieces of the Puzzle: Feminist Rhetorical Studies and the Material Conditions of Women’s Work.” Review Essay. College Composition and Communication 65.2 (2013). 345-65.
  • “Western Women’s Ethos and a Response to Privilege: Advocacy in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights.’” Political Women: Language and Leadership. Eds. Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick. Lexington, 2013. 153-73.
  • “Rethinking Etiquette: Emily Post's Rhetoric of Social Self-Reliance for American Women.” Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Eds. David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs. Routledge, 2013. 177-95.
  • “Working for Concord amidst the Controversy: The Role of the Domus in the Circulation of Cicero’s Second Philippic.” Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy. Eds. Antonio de Velasco and Melody Lehn. Waveland Press, 2012. 192-99.
  • “Purposeful Silence and Perceptive Listening: Rhetorical Agency for Women in Christine de Pizan’s The Treasure of the City of Ladies.” Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts. Eds. Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe. Southern Illinois UP, 2011. 56-74.
  • “Textual Mentors: Twenty-Five Years with The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook.” Stories of Mentoring. Ed. Michelle Eble and Lynée Gaillet. Parlor P. 2008. 229-34.
  • The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook. 3rd and 4th ed. Co-edited with Gary Tate and Edward Corbett. Oxford U P, 1994 and 2000.

Awards and Honors

  • Appointed as Regular Program Faculty for UNCG Women’s & Gender Studies Program, 2011
  • Nominated for UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2007-2008 and 2015-2016
  • BRIDGES: Academic Leadership for Women, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
  • UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, 2002
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