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.
"Composition's New Thing: Bruno Latour and the Apocalyptic Turn." College English 74.5 (2012): 458-76.
"Not to Shy Away: Barack Obama's Rhetoric of Friendship." Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 2.1 (2011).
"Unprincipled Pedagogy: Casuistry and Postprocess Teaching." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 11.2 (2011): 257-83.
"The Rhetoric of Apostasy: Christopher Hitchens at War with the Left." Concord and Controversy: Proceedings of the 2010 Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Eds. Antonio de Velasco and Melody Lehn. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum, 2011. 235-45.
"Interchanges: Response to Matthew Abraham" CCC 62.4 (2011): 742-45.
"Composition as a Thermostatic Activity." College Composition and Communication 60.4 (2009): 728-745.