Director of First Year Writing Program
Phone: (901) 678-1164
Office: Patterson 445
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Joseph Jones teaches a range of undergraduate writing courses as well as graduate
seminars in contemporary composition theories and pedagogies, histories of rhetoric
and composition, and writing assessment. His primary scholarship focuses on historicizing
English teaching and curricula. In addition to directing the first-year writing program,
he has also served as the department’s assessment coordinator.
- “’Making the Devil Useful’: Audio-Visual Aids and the Teaching of Writing.” On the Blunt Edge: An Introduction to Technology in Our Pedagogy and History. Ed. Shane Borrowman. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2012: 85-97.
- "The Beginnings of AP and the Ends of College Writing." College Credit for Writing in High School: The "Taking Care of" Business. Eds. Kristine Hansen and Christine Farris. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010: 43-67.
- "Students Using Wireless Technology to Build Connections in a First-Year Learning
Community." (with Loel Kim, Susan Popham, Emily Thrush, Donna Daulton). Going Wireless: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and MobileTechnologies for Composition
Teachers and Scholars. Ed. Amy Kimme Hea. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton, 2008.
- “Muted Voices: High School Teachers, Composition, and the College Imperative.” The Writing Instructor. September 2007. (www.writinginstructor.com)
- “Rhetorical Analysis and the Challenge of Argument.” Tennessee English Journal 17 (October 2006): 31-37.
- “Review: Working Out Our History.” (with Thomas P. Miller). College English 67.4 (March 2005): 421-439.
- "Consumerism and the Co-opting of National Tragedy" (with Theresa Enos, Lonni Pearce
and Ken Vorndran). Trauma and the Teaching of Writing. Ed. Shane Borrowman. Albany: SUNY P., 2006: 99-111.
- “Recomposing the AP English Exam.” English Journal 91.1 (September 2001): 51-56.