Katharine J. Ronald

Katherine RonaldProfessor of English
Former Roger and Joyce L. Howe Professor
Former Director, Howe Writing Initiative, Richard T. Farmer School of Business

ronaldkj@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Louisville, 1984

M.A., University of Louisville

B.A., University of Dayton

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical History
  • Women’s Rhetorics
  • Writing-across-the-Curriculum
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Available Means: An Anthology of Women’s Rhetoric(s). University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. With Joy Ritchie.
  • Reason to Believe: Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. With Hephzibah Roskelly.
  • Farther Along: Transforming Dichotomies in Rhetoric and Composition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/ Boynton/ Cook Publishers. With Hephzibah Roskelly. 1990.
  • “Pedagogy and Public Engagement: The Uses of Women’s Rhetorics.” In Rhetorical Woman. Eds. Hildy Miller and Lillian Bridwell-Bowles. With Joy Ritchie. Southern Illinois UP. Forthcoming.
  • “Literacy on the Margins of Power and Prestige: Louisa May Alcott’s Pragmatic Rhetoric” in Women and Literacy: Inquiries for a New Century, edited by Peter Mortensen and Beth Daniell. Forthcoming from Southern Illinois UP. With Hephzibah Roskelly
  • “Mothers, Spinsters, Othermothers: New Models for Women Mentors and Their Students.” In Reinterpreting the Dissertation in Composition and Rhetoric: Reimagining the Discipline. Eds. Nancy Welch, et. al. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003: 55-66. With Joy Ritchie and Hephzibah Roskelly.
  • “Embodied Voice: Peter Elbow’s Physical Rhetoric.” In Writing with Elbow. Eds. Pat Belanoff, Sheryl Fontaine, Marcia Dickson, and Charles Moran. Logan, Utah: State University Press, 2002: 210-223. With Hephzibah Roskelly.
  • “Learning to Take it Personally: The Ethics of Collaborative Writing.” In Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing. Eds. Deborah H. Holdstein and David Bleich. Logan, Utah: State University Press, 2002: 253-267. With Hephzibah Roskelly
  • “Untested Feasibility: Imagining the Pragmatic Possibility of Paulo Freire.” College English 63 (May 2001): 612-632. With Hephzibah Roskelly.
  • “‘Befriending’ Other Teachers: Communities of Teaching and the Ethos of Curricular Leadership.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 1 (Spring 2001): 317-327.
WORK IN PROGRESS

Professor Ronald is working on a new book on women on the margins of the pragmatic movement in the late 19th/early 20th century.