Laura Gray-Rosendale

Laura Gray-Rosendale Professor, President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Northern Arizona University
Rhetoric & the Teaching of Writing
Blg 18 Rm #105
Phone: 928-523-0956


Ph.D., (Syracuse University, 1997)
Professor, Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing

Special Interests

  • History of rhetoric
  • Visual and cultural studies
  • Gender studies
  • Literacy
  • Nonfiction

Research and Teaching Interests

Laura Gray-Rosendale, Professor of English, directs the S.T.A.R. English (Successful Transition and Academic Readiness) for the Multicultural Student Center, a program that addresses the needs of students who are first-generation, racial and ethnic minorities, and/or in economic need. Her areas of research specialization include literacy studies and basic writing, history of rhetoric, gender studies, composition theory, pop culture studies, and autobiography. Gray-Rosendale’s most recent book is Pop Perspectives with McGraw-Hill Publishers (March 2007). Right now she is at work on a nonfiction manuscript.

Courses Taught

  • English 110: Rhetoric in the Media
  • English 410: Seminar in Rhetoric
  • English 411: Rhetoric and Diversity
  • English 501: Graduate Composition
  • English 520: Literacy and Teaching Writing
  • English 610: Autobiographical Literacies
  • English 631: Argumentation (Classical- Contemporary Rhetoric)


  • Rethinking Basic Writing 
  • Alternative Rhetorics 
  • Fractured Feminisms 
  • Radical Relevance 
  • Pop Perspectives