Sue Hum, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Sue Hum



Sue Hum's research and teaching interests include critical race studies, visual rhetoric, and quantitative literacy in professional writing contexts. Her publications include Persuading with Numbers (Kona, 2017) and two edited collections, Ways of Seeing, Ways of Speaking (with Kristie Fleckenstein and Linda Calendrillo, Parlor Press, 2007) and Relations, Locations, Positions: Composition Theory for Writing Teachers (with Peter Vandenberg and Jennifer Clary-Lemon, National Council of Teachers of English Press, 2006). She has previously served as Undergraduate Advisor of Record for the Department of English. She has also served as Assistant Dean of Assessment for the Quality Enhancement Plan in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. In 2015, she received the President's Distinguished Award for Core Curriculum Teaching.


Recent Courses

  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • Topics in Popular Culture
  • Race and Rhetorical Criticism
  • E-Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • Advanced Composition Theory

Research Interests

  • Composition and rhetorical theory and pedagogy
  • E-composition and new media theory
  • Race and gender
  • Contrastive rhetoric

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Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials