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About Us

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is the institutional home of first-year writing, speech communication, and the writing centers community at the University of Mississippi. Officially classified as a department in 2014, the DWR continues expand with new upper-division course offerings in Writing and Speech, a B.A. in Rhetoric, a professional writing minor, and a maturing writing enriched curriculum program.

Read the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Information For Students

Use the table below to find out who to contact with questions about various topics.

For Information About...Contact NameContact Email
Concern or Question about a ClassStephen Monroe, Department Chair
Karen Forgette, Assistant
B.A. in RhetoricKaren Forgette, Assistant
Professional Writing MinorKarla
Digital Media Studies MinorRobert
Reporting Lamar Hall Maintenance IssuesGlenn
Teaching Award NominationChip