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Ryan Ware

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Assistant Professor of Writing

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Ph.D., Writing Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Composition Studies,University of Maine at Orono

B.S., Secondary Education, English, University of Maine at Orono



Ware, Ryan, Zilles, Julie L. “Tracing Discursive Turbulence as Intra-Active Pedagogical Change in a Longitudinal Transdisciplinary WAC Program.” Accepted at Written Communication, Dec., 2022.

Prior, P., Hengst, J.A., Kovanen, B., Mazuchelli, L., Turnipseed, N., Ware, R. (2023) Rearticulating theory and methodology for perezhivanie and becoming: Tracing flat CHAT assemblages and embodied intensities. Submitted to Outlines - Critical Practice Studies, Jan., 2023.


Ware, Ryan. (2021). “God’s Absence During Trauma Took its Toll”: Dialogic Tracing of Literate Activity and Lifespan Trajectories of Semiotic (Un)Becoming. Written Communication, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 129-165. Link

Zilles, J., & Ware, R., & Mericle, M., & Prior, P., & Gallagher, J., & Popovics, J., & Cooper, L., & Elliott, C. (2022). Promoting pedagogical change around writing: Observations of discursive turbulence. Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. Link

Ware, Ryan, Turnipseed, Nicole, Gallagher, John, Cooper, S. Lance, Elliott, Celia M., Popovics, John S., Prior, Paul and Zilles, Julie L. “Writing across engineering: A collaborative approach to support STEM faculty’s integration of writing instruction in their classes.” Proceedings of the 126th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL. June 2019.

Kovanen, Bruce, Ware, Ryan, Turnipseed, Nicole, Mericle, Megan, Prior, Paul, Gallagher, John, Zilles, Julie L. “Implementing writing-as-process in engineering education.” Proceedings of the 127th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conferences and Exposition. June 2020.

Academic Interests

Dialogic semiotics

Semiotic becoming

Literate activity

Cultural-historical activity theory

Transdisciplinary action research

Qualitative research methods

Rhetorical genre studies

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