Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
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Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 212

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
PhD, Purdue University (2012)
MA, Case Western Reserve University (2005)
BSE, Slippery Rock University (2001)
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Office Hours: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 and by appt.

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Courses Taught: 
  • WR 497/597: Digital Literacy and Culture
  • WR 585: Contemporary Rhetoric Theory
  • ENG 485/585: Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • WR 466/566: Professional Writing
  • WR 462/562: Environmental Writing
  • WR 411/511: The Teaching of Writing
  • WR 362: Science Writing
  • WR 327: Technical Writing
  • WR 303: Writing for the Web
  • WR 214: Writing for Business
Research/Career Interests: 

Ehren Pflugfelder teaches courses in professional/technical writing, new media studies, and rhetoric and composition. He is at work on a book project that examines connections between rhetoric, mobility, and technology, under contract with Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture called Communicating Technology and Mobility. It argues that from the design of complex technical projects to our everyday use of mobility devices – automobiles, roadways, smart phones, etc. – we are immersed in a network of subtle arguments. This work also outlines some of the ways in which technical communicaors can take up positions as symbolic-material workers that give voice to human users as well as important nonhumans involved in transportation projects. Ehren ais also a Managing Editor for Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society. Recently, he has published essays on multimedia instruction manuals, big data, transportation technology and user feedback in journals such as College English, Technical Communication, Kairos, the Journal and Technical Writing and Communication, and Communication Design Quarterly. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University (2012), an M.A from Case Western Reserve University (2005), and a B.S.E. from Slippery Rock University (2001).

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