Brad Lucas

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Reed Hall 325 | 817-257-6981


PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Nevada, 2002
MLIS, Learning Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 1996
MA in English, Texas State University, 1994
BA in Rhetoric, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Courses Taught

Research Practices in Rhetoric and Composition
Seminar in Rhetoric: Protest and Violence
Technical Writing and Information Design
Argument and Persuasion
Writing Major Seminar
Power and Protest
Introduction to Nonfiction Genres
Introductory Composition
Intermediate Composition

Areas of Focus

Rhetoric & Composition
Social Movements/Protest Rhetoric
Research Methodologies
Technical Communication

“Insurgent Circulation, Weaponized Media: Waging the Late Sixties War Within.” Rhet Ops: Rhetoric and Information Warfare, edited by Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. [forthcoming]

“They Could Be Our Students: The TCU Writing Major.” Undergraduate Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles, edited by Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard, Utah State University Press, 2015, pp.. 137-49. [with Ann George, Charlotte Hogg, Carrie Leverenz, and Joddy Murray]

“On Starting, Continuing, and Keeping the Conversation Going: The Archive Thrives on Interviews and Oral History.” Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition, edited by Alexis Ramsey, Wendy Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo, Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. Reprinted in Documentary & Archival Research, edited by Jason Hughes and John Goodwin, SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods Series, SAGE Publications, 2014. [with Margaret M. Strain]

“Coordinating Citations and the Cartography of Knowledge: Finding True North in Five Scholarly Journals.” The Changing of Knowledge in Composition: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Richard Gebhardt and Lance Massey, Utah State University Press, 2011. [with Drew M. Loewe]

Radicals, Rhetoric, and the War: The University of Nevada in the Wake of Kent State, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, 2011

Editor, Composition Studies (2007-2010)