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About Jonathan E. Bush

Jonathan Bush is an associate professor of English, specializing in English Education and rhetoric and writing studies. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University. In addition to teaching pedagogy and theory courses in English education, he also coordinates English 1000: The Writing Process, WMU's developmental writing course and is a co-director in the Third Coast Writing Project.
He is the former editor of the Language Arts Journal of Michigan and has published widely in professional journals, including English Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), English Leadership Quarterly, English Journal, Pedagogy, and others. He is also co-author of But Will it Work with Real Students: Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts (NCTE, 2003) and collaborating author of Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Student Writing (Heinemann, 2008). Jonathan is the co-chair of the Conference on English Education Commission on Writing Teacher Education and the co founder and former chair of the Conference on College Composition's Special Interest Group: English Education/Composition Connections.
He lives in Plainwell. MI with his wife, Erin, and four children: Delaney, Avery, Owen, and Eleanor. He is also a public affairs officer in the US Navy Reserve.


Present Associate Professor of English, Western Michigan University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Western Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Western MIchigan University College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Faculty Appreciation Award, 2009 & 2010
  • Awarded early tenure and promotion at Western Michigan University, June 2006
  • Selected for Participationin the 2005 Conference on English Education (CEE) Policy Summit, Atlanta, 2005
  • Selected for Inclusion on NCTE Co-Sponsored Speakers Bureau, 2004
  • Elected to NCTE Conference on English Education Nominating Committee, 2004-2005 & 2008-2009
  • Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2000-2001
  • Bowling Green State University College of Education and Allied Professions “Alumnus of the Year” Scholarship, 1991

Contact Information

Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-2607

Books (2)

Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (2)