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Jonathan Rylander, Ph.D.

Jonathan Rylander
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of the Center for Writing Excellence
  • English
  • Center for Writing Excellence

Originally from the Twin Cities, Jonathan completed his graduate work in southern Ohio. While there, he developed a passion for one-to-one mentoring as a pedagogical approach—one he feels is well-suited to engaging issues of difference students bear, yet often struggle to explore, in college. He now feels fortunate to engage this work in the upper Midwest—a pivotal region in his own understandings of issues facing marginalized identities, particularly LGBTQ lives and otherwise queer communities. As a teacher, then, rhetorics of identity and social change energize the way he listens to students and encourages self-expression. When not in the classroom or writing center, Jonathan enjoys excursions throughout the area, especially fall trips to Lake Superior and the North Shore.

  • Ph.D. Miami University (English: Composition and Rhetoric)
  • M.A. Miami University (English: Composition and Rhetoric)
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas (English and Business Management)
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies