Meet Rory Lee, one of our newest assistant professors of English.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Rory possess an unhealthy affinity for meat and cheese and spends much of his free time voraciously consuming anything related to the Green Bay Packers. Much to his friends’ and colleagues’ chagrin (or amusement), he’s also a professional wrestling enthusiast. Rory has two cats, Burger and Doodle. He can be found on Tumblr.
Rory earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English: Rhetoric and Composition from Florida State University. His dissertation, Now with More Modes?: The Curricular Design and Implementation of Multimodality in Undergraduate Major Programs in Writing/Rhetoric, explores the curricular and pedagogical presence of multimodality within a select group of undergraduate major programs in writing/rhetoric.
Below, Rory maps his passions.
What are your research interests within Rhetoric and Composition?
Although I’m deeply fascinated by and interested in rhetorical theory and history, composition theory and pedagogy, and multiliteracy centers, my two primary areas of research are:
(1) the undergraduate major in writing and rhetoric
(2) digital rhetorics/new media/multimodality.
I was able to explore the intersection of both, each of which has become a hotbed of scholarly activity over the last decade, in my dissertation, Now with More Modes?: The Curricular Design and Implementation of Multimodality in Undergraduate Major Programs in Writing/Rhetoric.