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Drew J. Scheler

Assistant Professor of English 

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Virginia 
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Programs: English

Drew came to rhetoric – the history, theory and practice of communication – in graduate school. In that setting, he studied how the long history of rhetorical theory informed different forms of ethical thinking in early modern English poetry. Since arriving at SNC, he has published work in this vein on George Herbert and Edmund Spenser, and is finalizing further research on John Donne's familiar letters. More recently, however, his attention has turned from the theory to the practice of rhetoric. As director of Writing Across the Curriculum at SNC, he has increasingly committed himself to researching, teaching and promoting ethically-sound writing. In that role, he has been especially committed to improving SNC's program of support for first-year writers, which he advances through a robust program of assessment, faculty development and administrative oversight. He has also begun to research his own writing partnership with a local community gardens program, with the intention of promoting impactful community-engaged writing projects across the college.

Around the water cooler, he is known as the "Captain of the Writing Ship."

IDIS 100 College Writing
ENGL 305 Literary Theory and Writing
ENGL 306 Professional Writing
ENGL 339 Shakespeare
ENGL 489 The Renaissance Lyric

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