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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: David Fleming

Contact Information:
267 Bartlett Hall
UMass
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-2972
f: 413-545-3880
dfleming@english.umass.edu   

Professor

David Fleming has been on the faculty of UMass Amherst since 2006 and was director of the University Writing Program from 2007-2011. He holds the Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University (1996), the M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989), and the A.B. in English from Davidson College (1983).

Fleming's research spans the field of composition-rhetoric; he has published essays on the history of rhetoric, argumentation theory and practice, writing in the disciplines and professions, and the history and pedagogy of first year composition. His book City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America was published by SUNY Press in 2008; another book, From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2011. He is currently at work on a third book, about the past, present, and future of the bachelor's degree in U.S. higher education, tentatively titled American Baccalaureate.

You can read more about him at http://blogs.umass.edu/dfleming/.
And you can follow his "City of Rhetoric" blog at http://cityofrhetoric.com.


Areas of Specialization: Composition and Rhetoric, Nonfiction Writing