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About Tim Taylor

Dr. Taylor's teaching and research interests span various fields within Rhetoric/Composition: basic writing, argumentation, writing program administration, composition theory and pedagogy, classical rhetoric, professional writing, writing center theory and practice, civic engagement, service learning pedagogy, and writing across the curriculum. His work has appeared in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and College English. He is the author of the Instructor's Manual for Writing Arguments, (Pearson; 7th, 8th, & 9th editions), and he is writing a basic writing textbook with a colleague.


Present Associate Professor, Eastern Illinois University English
Present Director of Composition, Eastern Illinois University English

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication
Present Member, Council of Writing Program Administrators
Present Member, National Association of Developmental Education
Present Member, National Council of Teachers of English
Present Review Board Member, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
Present Consulting Reader, Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Present Editorial Board Member, The Journal for Civic Commitment
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  • ENG 1000: Fundamentals of College Composition
  • ENG 1001: Composition I
  • ENG 1002: Composition II
  • ENG 2760: Introduction to Professional Writing
  • ENG 3005: Technical Communication
  • ENG 5007: Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • ENG 5502: Mentored Composition Teaching


MA, Truman State University ‐ English
BA, Truman State University ‐ English
PhD, University of Alabama ‐ Composition and Rhetoric

Contact Information

Office: 3785 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 2175816309

Fall 2019 Office Hours:
MWF 9-10 & M 2-3

Research Works (13)