Saint Louis University

Associate Professor
Director of the Writing Program
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Paul Lynch earned his Ph.D. in English from Purdue University in 2008. His area of concentration is rhetoric and composition.
Before attending graduate school, Dr. Lynch taught high school English in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of Jesuit International Volunteers, and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Indian School.
Ph.D. in English, Purdue University, 2008
M.A. in English, University of New Mexico, 2004
Secondary Licensure, College of Santa Fe, 2002
B.A. in English, University of Illinois, 1993

Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Lynch's interests include rhetorical history and theory, composition theory, and the relationship between rhetoric and ethics. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in classical rhetoric, argumentation, and composition theory and practice. In addition to his work on composition pedagogy, he has written about figures as diverse as Barack Obama, Christopher Hitchens, and St. Patrick of Ireland.

Representative Publications

Faculty Advisor, The Prison Dictionary. Saint Louis University College in Prison Program, Prison Arts Program, 2015.

"The Attractions of Imperfection: Pope Francis's Undisciplined Rhetoric." Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 5.1 Web. 2015.

Response to "One Train Can Hide Another." Co-Authored with Nathaniel Rivers. College English 77.6 (July 2015): 581-586.

Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition. Co-edited with Nathaniel Rivers. "Do You Believe in Rhetoric and Composition?" Critical Introduction. Co-authored with Nathaniel Rivers, 1-19. Carbondale: SIUP, 2015.

After Pedagogy: The Experience of Teaching. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press, 2013.