Image of <p>Professor Chandra Alston and JPEE student Elizabeth Tacke discuss the English methods class</p>

Professor Chandra Alston and JPEE student Elizabeth Tacke discuss the English methods class

Image of <p>Anne Gere was honored with the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for her innovative approaches to improving student learning, with M -Write: Writing to Learn in Large Introductory Courses Across Campus</p>

Anne Gere was honored with the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for her innovative approaches to improving student learning, with M -Write: Writing to Learn in Large Introductory Courses Across Campus

Image of <p>Each Fall the JPEE crowd gathers for an evening of family friendly conversation and food at Anne Gere’s house. Pictured from L to R: Michelle Sprouse, Adrienne Raw, and Megan Carlson</p>

Each Fall the JPEE crowd gathers for an evening of family friendly conversation and food at Anne Gere’s house. Pictured from L to R: Michelle Sprouse, Adrienne Raw, and Megan Carlson

Image of <p><b>Elizabeth Tacke</b> was selected for a 2019-2020 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (declined). She is currently a 2019-2020 Humanities Institute graduate student fellow at the University of Michigan</p>

Elizabeth Tacke was selected for a 2019-2020 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (declined). She is currently a 2019-2020 Humanities Institute graduate student fellow at the University of Michigan

Image of <p>2019 Graduates from the Joint PhD Program in English and Education Pictured from left to right: Emily Wilson, Molly Parsons, and James Hammond</p>

2019 Graduates from the Joint PhD Program in English and Education Pictured from left to right: Emily Wilson, Molly Parsons, and James Hammond

Image of <p>The coordinators for the Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop: Jathan Day, Ruth Li, Adrienne Raw, Kendon Smith, and Kelly Wheeler.</p>

The coordinators for the Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop: Jathan Day, Ruth Li, Adrienne Raw, Kendon Smith, and Kelly Wheeler.

Whether your interests are in rhetoric, composition, literacy studies, or English education, this interdisciplinary PhD program brings together the best of research, scholarship, and pedagogy from across the university to offer a rich and satisfying doctoral experience.

Among our strengths, we offer top-flight resources, a supportive and engaging community of scholars, and the flexibility for students to craft a program centered on their individual interests. Our joint association between the Department of English and the School of Education allows students to gain a particularly strong base in rhetoric and composition theory as well as practical experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Student interests have included rhetorical theory, literacy studies, feminist theory, new media composition, disability studies, queer theory, applied linguistics, English language studies, ethnic studies, creative writing studies, and writing assessment. All students have the opportunity to pursue research projects collaboratively with faculty, including social justice- and activist-oriented research, in addition to individual dissertation research.

All students are guaranteed five years of full funding, and there is additional support for conference travel, research projects, and summer research and writing. To date, we have 100% placement for graduates who have chosen to pursue tenure-track faculty positions in education and English departments in colleges and universities; program graduates also sometimes choose to pursue opportunities in educational nonprofits, school districts, and government-sponsored agencies

To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit Prospective Students.