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Courtney L. Werner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director of First Year Composition

Graduate Faculty

The Great Hall Annex 505
Office Hours
Monday, 4:30 -5:30 p.m. via Zoom. See syllabus for link.

Courtney L. Werner, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she/her


Ph.D., Kent State University

M.A., Texas State University - San Marcos

B.A., Moravian College

Research Interests

Research interests include digital rhetoric and composition (including new media), feminist rhetorics, writing center studies, and composition pedagogy.


Scholarly Articles

“Defining New Media: Making Arguments about Literacy Events and Sponsors.” Journal of Literacy and Technology. 19.1 (2018): 63-92.

“How Rhetoric and Composition Described and Defined New Media at the Start of the Twenty-First Century.” College Composition and Communication, 68.4 (2017): 713-741.

“Captain Discourse and Other Heroes: Learning about Writing Research through Comic Books.” In Karma

Waltonen and Melissa Bender’s Twenty Writing Assignments in Context: An Instructor’s Resource for the Composition Classroom with coauthor Nicole I. Caswell. New York: MacFarland, 2016, 244-256.     

 “Speaking of Composing (Frameworks): New Media Discussions, 2000-2010.” Computers and Composition 37 (2015): 55-72.

“Integrating Peer Review as Process.” In Emily King, E. Elle Mooney, Bob Neis, and Sara Uribe-Barrios (Eds.). Pupil, A Sourcebook for Teachers: Rhetoric and Composition, coauthor Nicole I. Caswell, 2014, pp. 47-49.

“The Selfie as Pedagogical Tool in a College Classroom.” College Teaching. 62.4 (2014): 1-2, with coauthors Johnson, Maiullo, Trembley, and Woolsey.

“What’s Your Website Say About You?: Varied Discourse Communities on Writing Center Websites.” East Central Writing Centers Association Newsletter, 4.1 (2014): 1-5,with undergraduate coauthor Allyson Hoffman.

“Not Just Checklists: Using Tables to Guide Peer Review.” In Steven J. Corbett, Michelle J. LaFrance, and Teagan E. Decker (Eds.). Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Theory and Practice in Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom, 2014, pp. 259-266.

“Age and Peer Status in Writing Center Conferences.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17.4 (2013): 40-45 with coauthor Jessica Heffner, MA.

“Constructing Student Learning through Faculty Development: Writing Experts, Writing Centers, and Faculty Resources.” College English Association (CEA) Forum, 42.2 (2013), Web.

“Dear Professor X, This is not my best work: Composition meets eportfolio.” Computers & Composition Online. Fall 2013. Web.

“Negotiating Authority: Perceptions of Age in the Writing Center.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 8.2, 2011.

“Setting the Scene: Imagery and Student Voice in the Writing Center.” Dangling Modifier, 2011, 17.2. Web.


Answering the Phone: Preparing for Diverse Interviews.” Presented as Graduate training at the Council of Writing Program Administrators conference (2013).

Monmouth Now:

Professor Werner has published work on Digital Tutoring best practices. June 2020.


“Tutor Talk, Netspeak, and Student Speak: Enhancing Online Conferences.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal (Spring 2020)

Professional Associations

National Council of Teachers of English, Conference on College Composition and Communication, International Writing Centers Association, East Central Writing Centers Association, National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Kappa Delta

Additional Information

President, East Central Writing Centers Association


Frequently Taught Classes

  • College Composition I (EN 101)
  • College Composition Ii (EN 102)
  • Language and Linguistics (EN 442)
  • Service Learning Projects (EX 387)
  • Writing and New Media (EN 475)
  • Writing Workshop (EN 100)