Nancy Myers Nancy Myers

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3328
Office Phone: 336-334-3974
At UNCG Since: 1996


Ph.D. Texas Christian University-1997
M.A. Central Missouri State University-1978
B.A. Central Missouri State University-1977

Research Interests

Dr. Myers specializes in rhetoric and composition studies with an emphasis on the history of the discipline and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, linguistics, and rhetorical history and theory. In addition to her current duties as Director of Composition, she previously served four years as the Director of Graduate Studies in English and four as the Director of English Education. She was President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History or Rhetoric and Composition during 2010-2012.

Selected Publications

  • “Pieces of the Puzzle: Feminist Rhetorical Studies and the Material Conditions of Women’s Work.” Review Essay. College Composition and Communication 65.2 (2013).
  • “Western Women’s Ethos and a Response to Privilege: Advocacy in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights.’” Political Women: Language and Leadership. Eds. Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick. Lexington, 2013.
  • “Rethinking Etiquette: Emily Post's Rhetoric of Social Self-Reliance for American Women.” Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Eds. David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs. New York: Routledge, 2013. 177-95.
  • “Working for Concord amidst the Controversy: The Role of the Domus in the Circulation of Cicero’s Second Philippic.” Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy. Eds. Antonio de Velasco and Melody Lehn. Waveland Press, 2012. 192-99.
  • “Purposeful Silence and Perceptive Listening: Rhetorical Agency for Women in Christine de Pizan’s The Treasure of the City of Ladies.” Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts. Eds. Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe. Southern Illinois UP, 2011. 56-74.
  • “Textual Mentors: Twenty-Five Years with The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook.” Stories of Mentoring. Ed. Michelle Eble and Lynée Gaillet. West Lafayette: Parlor P. 2008. 229-34.
  • Co-editor with Gary Tate and Edward Corbett. The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook. 3rd and 4th ed. New York: Oxford U P, 1994 and 2000.

Awards and Honors

  • Appointed as Regular Program Faculty for UNCG Women’s & Gender Studies Program, 2011
  • Nominated for UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2007-2008
  • BRIDGES: Academic Leadership for Women, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
  • UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, 2002
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