Linda T. Woodson, Ph.D.
Professor (Emeritus)

Linda T. Woodson

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-5344
Fax: (210) 458-5366
Office: MB 2.468


Rhetorical theory, writing studies, literature of Texas and the Southwest


Linda Woodson, Professor, received her B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University.  Before coming to UTSA, she taught at Southern Methodist University and Texas Tech University.  Her teaching interests include Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, History of Rhetoric, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, and Literature of Texas and the Southwest.  Dr. Woodson has published articles on rhetoric/composition, but her research interests at present have centered on the works of Cormac McCarthy, resulting in numerous articles about his novels.  She is the author of  A Handbook of Modern Rhetorical Terms, Writing in Three Dimensions (co-author, Margaret Batschelet), The Writer’s World:  An Essay Anthology, From Cases to Composition, and co-editor of Modes of Inquiry: Voices of Scholars Across the Fields of Study.  Dr. Woodson is presently at work on an essay about McCarthy’s cross-genre approaches, and she is gathering materials for a book-length project on McCarthy’s language.  She was the project director for a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, 2002,  one of four awarded nationally, for $100,000 to establish an Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities at UTSA.  She has served as Coordinator of Composition, Core Curriculum Coordinator, Division Director, and department chair.



Recent Courses


  • Specialized Professional Writing
  • Advanced Professional Writing
  • Theory and Practice of Composition


  • Gender Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition 
  • Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

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