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About Star M. Vanguri

Star M. Vanguri, Ph.D., is an associate professor of writing in the Department of Writing and Communication. She has been at NSU since 2010 and has served as chair of the M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program and as advisor for several graduate thesis projects. Her research interests include stylistics, onomastics, spatial rhetorics, critical discourse analysis, and classroom writing assessment. Currently, she is editing a collection titled Rhetorics of Names and Naming (forthcoming from Routledge) and is a co-PI on grant project titled The Effects of Explicit Instruction on Sentence Fluency and Style, funded by the CCCC Research Initiative. She is co-editor of The Centrality of Style (WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press, 2013). Her work has also appeared in Rhetoric Review and the Journal of Writing Research.


2015 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts
2010 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Division of Humanities
2004 - 2010 Graduate Associate in Teaching, University of Arizona
2002 - 2004 Graduate Teaching Intern, University of Central Florida ‐ Department of Educaiton

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Co-Editor, The Centrality of Style (WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press, 2013)
2013 - 2015 Chair, Master’s in Writing Program, Nova Southeastern University
2012 - 2013 Member, Documents Committee, Faculty Council, Nova Southeastern University
2012 - 2013 Chair, Writing Faculty Search Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2013 Financial Support for Student Conference Travel College Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2011 - 2012 Member, Writing Faculty Search Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2012 Discussion Leader, “Rethinking Rhetoric: Old Theories in New Contexts.”, Nova Southeastern University
2012 Discussion Leader, “Crossing Boundaries: Building Theory from (Con)Text.”, Nova Southeastern University
2010 - 2011 Member, Writing Faculty Search Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2006 - 2008 Academic Transfer Assistant, The University of Arizona,
Member, American Name Society
Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication
Member, Council of Writing Program Administrators
Chair, M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program, NSU
Member, Modern Languages Association
Member, National Council of Teachers of English
Peer Reviewer, Rhetoric Review, Nova Southeastern University
Member, Rhetoric Society of America
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Honors and Awards

  • (2013) Faculty Merit Award for Teaching, Nova Southeastern University
  • (2008) Riepe-Warnock Fellowship, Department of English, The University of Arizona
  • (2005) Johnnie Raye Harper Memorial Teaching Award Nominee, Writing Program, The University of Arizona


2010 Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona - Tucson
2004 M.A., English Education, University of Central Florida
2002 B.A., Creative Writing, Florida State University

Contact Information

(954) 262-7680


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