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Joyce Inman

Dr. Joyce Inman

Associate Professor


Dr. Joyce Olewski Inman is an assistant professor of English, and she directs the composition program at the University of Southern Mississippi. She teaches first-year to graduate level composition courses, and her research interests include legal discourse analysis, basic writing pedagogies, social and cognitive linguistics in literacy politics, and the ways space and locale can influence writers, their identities, and their texts. She has published in numerous scholarly journals and is the 2019 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Article Award Recipient. Her current research and writing is focused on classroom assessment and ethical desires in the writing classroom.

  • Composition and Rhetoric (PHD) - University of Southern Mississippi (2011)
  • MA - University of Southern Mississippi (1999)
  • BA - University of Mobile (1997)

Undergraduate Courses
ENG 101: Composition I
ENG 100E: Composition I-Expanded
ENG 102: Composition II
ENG 110: Basic Grammar
ENG 333: Technical Writing
ENG 365: Digital Literacies
ENG 432: Public Writing and Rhetoric
ENG 490: Theory of Teaching Writing

Graduate Courses
ENG 690: Practicum in the Theory and Teaching of Composition

  • In the Absence of Grades: Dissonance and Desire in Course Contract Classrooms, College Composition and Communication, 2018
  • Breaking out of the Basic Writing Closet: Queering the Thirdspace of Composition, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 2018
  • “Standard" Issue: Public Discourse, Ayers v. Fordice, and the Dilemma of the Basic Writer, College English, 2013
  • Resisting Meritocracy: Students’ Conceptions of Work at a Regional University, Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 2019
  • The Disney Princess Dilemma: Constructing, Composing, and Combatting Gendered Narratives, Teaching Disney, 2016
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • Modern Language Association

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Areas of Expertise

Composition and Rhetoric