Department of English

Margaret Marshall

Margaret Marshall Professor and Director of University Writing
3436 RBD Library
(334) 844-7474
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  • By appointment


Margaret Marshall received her PhD from the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan in 1991. Before joining Auburn in January 2010 as Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Program she served as Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Center, as Director of English Composition at the University of Miami, and as Assistant Provost and Associate Director of The Reinvention Center, an organization that grew out of the Boyer Commission Report and aims works to improve undergraduate education at Research Universities.

Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth century American rhetoric and public discourse, composition theory and pedagogy, and history of American education.

Representative Publications

  • Contesting Cultural Rhetoric: Public Discourse and Education, 1890-1900 (University of Michigan Press, 1995)
  • "Sites for (Invisible) Intellectual Work." The Politics of Writing Centers. Jane Nelson and Kathy Evertz, eds. (Boyton/Cook Publishers, 2001).
  • In Response to Reform: Composition and the Professionalization of Teaching (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004)
  • Composing Inquiry: Methods and Readings for Investigation and Writing (Prentice Hall, 2008), and Teachers' Resources website
  • "Looking for Letters." Working in the Archives: Methods, Sources, Histories. Barbara L'Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo, Wendy Sharer, Alexis Ramsey, eds. (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

Last Updated: November 19, 2019