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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.


Donald Jones, PhD

Associate Professor

English Department
Honors Program - Program Coordinator

Auerbach Hall 212I


PhD   University of New Hampshire   |   MLitt   Drew University  |   BA   Connecticut College

Research Interests:

Writing Process Theory, Rhetoric and Pedagogy, Postmodern Agency, and Digital Literacy

Some Recent Publications:

“Success as Sell-Out: What to Make of Brian Jackson’s Review and What Students Made of Jay Heinrichs’ Thank You for Arguing.” Rhetoric Review 28.1 (Winter 2009) 83-7.

“Teaching the Conflict over Digital Literacy:  A Learning Sequence on Pens, Pages, and Pixels.” Pedagogy 7.2 (Spring 2007): 207-21.

 “The Adjunct Question.” LORE: an E-Journal for Teachers of Writing. Nov. 1, 2003.

Comment on “Ghosts: Liberal Education and Negotiated Authority.” College English. 65.2 (Nov. 2002): 211-13.

“John Dewey and Peter Elbow: A Pragmatist Revision of Social Theory and  Practice.” Rhetoric Review  21.3 (Spring 2002): 264-81. 

“Engaging Students in the Conflict: Academic Discourse, Its Variations, and Its Instruction.” Composition Studies   28.1 (Spring 2000): 95-113.

Awards and Fellowships:

Engaged Learning Fellowship, 2010.

Excellence in Pedagogy Award, 2007.

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2000.