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Christian Rayner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

1000-Level: The Process of Composition; Advanced Strategies for Research & Rhetoric; Advanced Professional Writing; College Composition for International Students; Research & Rhetoric for International Students (English for Academic Purposes), Advanced Written Expression (English as a Second Language) 2000-Level: Introduction to Drama; Introduction to Literature for International Students 4000-Level: Business Writing; Internship Course: English as a Second Language Writing Consultant; Introduction to Graduate Research for International Students


Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2017
M.A., Saint Louis University, 2008
M.A.Ed., Barat College, 2004
B.A., Barat College, 2000

Practice Areas

Christian Rayner has taught full-time and part-time at Saint Louis University and St. Louis Community College, and part-time at Maryville University. His experience includes designing and teaching courses in composition, rhetoric & research, medical humanities, American literature, business & technical writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), and developmental writing. In 2011, he worked with SLU’s ESL Program to establish and coordinate the English Language Center (ELC), a writing center for international students, which continues to offer services as part of INTO English. He also taught English at a private school in Kraków, Poland.

Research Interests

Writing pedagogy, medical humanities, therapeutic writing, modern and contemporary American poetry, English as a Second Language/English for Academic Purposes