Sharon Anderson Harris

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Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University
MA, Humanities, University of Dallas
BA, English, Texas Tech University

Courses Taught

Rhetorical Traditions
Power and Protest
Argumentation and Persuasion
(Co-Taught with Dr. Ann George)
Western World Literature I
Introductory Composition: Writing as Inquiry
Intermediate Composition: Writing as Argument
Introductory Composition: First-year Seminar
Intermediate Composition: Sophomore Seminar

Areas of Focus

Rhetoric of science
Rhetorical theory
Rhetorical criticism
Social Movement Rhetoric
Composition history and pedagogy
Science, humanities, and policy

Review of Brian Crable’s Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide, with Tyler Branson, Thomas Jesse, and Joel Overall. KB Journal 9.1 (Fall 2013).

“Whose Womb? What Grows There? The Mother Figure in Aeschylus’s Oresteia.” The Mother Figure in Tragedy, Comedy, and Epic. Proc. of Summer Institute Alumni Symposium. Feb. 2011.

“Telemachos, Son of Odysseus, Grows into His Hands.” The Son in Tragedy, Comedy, and Epic. Proc. of Summer Institute Alumni Symposium. Feb. 2010.

“Helen of Troy and Her Daughter, the Quacking Duck: A Heritage of Efficacy in Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” Proc. of Summer Institute Alumni Symposium. Feb. 2008.

“Mink Snopes Redeemed: Faulkner’s Comic Hero Out of the Underworld.” Proc. of Summer Institute Alumni Symposium. Feb. 2007.

“Writing for the Public Health Professional.” UNTHSC Cohort in Public Health. Fort Worth, Texas, August 2016.

“War Games and the Reclamation of the Trinity River: Alternative maps of Texas.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016.

“Thought Bubbles, Static Images, and Piety: The Rhetoric of” Kenneth Burke Society Conference. St. Louis, July 2014.

“What is Good Writing?” Continuing Education Workshop Series for Public School Administrators and Teachers. Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, Feb.-March 2014.

“Opening a Connection Between Science and Humanities in the Composition Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Indianapolis, March 2014.

“Terminological Borders in Environmental Advocacy: Reduction and Expansion in the Language of” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). San Antonio, May 2014.


Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, June 2015.

TCU Department of English Distinguished Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2014.

Texas Secondary School English and Spanish

College Composition and Communication

Rhetoric Society of America

Winifred B. Horner Chapter of Rhetoric Society of America, Texas Christian University

Kenneth Burke Society

National Council of Teachers of English

Composition Committee, Fall 2017.

TCU Extended Education, Faculty Favorite Lecture, November 2015. “Belief and Science.”

Common Reading Session Leader, The Other Wes Moore, August 2015.

TCU ICCE/NMWS Summer Workshop, August 7, 2015. “Engaging Students in Research-based Writing.”

Composition Committee Advanced Instructor Representative, 2011-12.

Search Committee for Rhetoric and Composition Associate Professor, Graduate Representative, 2011-12.

Assessment of English Department Reading and Writing Outcomes, 2010.

Composition Studies, Editorial Assistant 2009.