Caleb James

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Title
Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Telephone
207.621.3268
E-mail
Address

Jewett Hall, Room 128
UMA Augusta Campus

Bio

Caleb James teaches courses in composition and professional writing. His research interests include classical Greek rhetoric, the pedagogical development of writing teachers, and writing instruction as a community-based practice.


Teaching Philosophy

I view writing as a lifelong academic, professional, personal, and civic activity, and I approach teaching writing with the assumption that students bring a wealth of knowledge and literacies with them into the classroom. As a teacher, my primary goal and, therefore, challenge is for students to identify their own contexts and purposes for writing and effectively pursue them. I address this challenge by positioning myself as both an experienced mentor and co-learner, which I achieve by modeling my thinking and writing processes in the classroom. By taking on this role of co-learner, I’m not lowering my status as the expert in the classroom; instead, I am inviting students to join me as capable, invested writers to prompt their agency and develop tools to meet their own challenges.


Education 

Ph.D., English (Rhetoric and Writing), Bowling Green State University.

M.A., Professional and Technical Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

B.A., Professional and Technical Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Caleb James