Drew M. Loewe, PhD
Associate Professor, English Writing & Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University
- drewml at stedwards dot edu
- 3001 S. Congress Ave., Campus Box 897, Austin TX 78704
- Office: Sorin Hall 101
Courses and Other Teaching
- ENGW 4341: Current Theories of Rhetoric & Composition (FA08, SP09, FA09, SP10, FA10, SP12, FA14)
- ENGW 3336: Theories of Rhetoric & Composition (FA12, SP13, FA13, SP14)
- ENGW 3332: Writing & Publishing on the Web (FA09, SP11)
- ENGW 3304: Legal Writing (SP10, FA10, SP11, SP12, SP13)
- ENGW 2325: Text & Discourse Analysis (FA11, SP12, FA12, SP13, FA13, SP14, FA14)
- ENGW 1302/FSTY 1313 (Honors): Rhetoric & Composition II (SP09, FA10, SP10, SP11)
- ENGW 1302/FSTY 1313: Rhetoric & Composition II (SP09, FA09, FA12, FA13, SP14)
- FSTY 1311: Rhetoric & Composition I (FA08-2 sections)
- HONS 4370: Special Topics (Research and Writing) (FA14)
- Writing Center faculty (5 semesters)
Honors Thesis Advising
- Thesis Advisor for Casey Cashion. Thesis: “The Rhetoric of Women’s Reproductive Rights.” (SP 14)
- Thesis Advisor for Bailey M. Kelsey. Thesis: “More than Words: Multimodal First-Year Composition at St. Edward’s University.” (FA 09)
Administration and Service-St. Edward’s
- Director, St. Edward’s University Writing Center (FA11-present)
- Faculty Senator for School of Humanities (elected 2012; reelected 2014)
- Academic Planning Group, Student Services Team (2013-14)
- THATCamp LAC Committee for St. Edward’s (held June 2012)
- First Year Writing Assignment Sequencing Committee (2011-12)
- NEH Office of Digital Humanities Portfolio Grant Application Team for School of Humanities (2010)
- NEH Core Humanities Initiative Grant Committee (2010)
- Faculty Advisor to Arete (2009-2013)
- Judge, DeLayne Hudspeth Award for Innovation in Teaching (2009, 2010)
- First-Year Writing Outcomes Committee (2008-2009)
- Participated in ENGW portfolio review (every semester from FA08 to present)
- Participated in first-year writing outcomes assessment (SP09, SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13, SP 14)
Service to Profession
- Manuscript Reviewer, College English (2011-present)
- Manuscript Reviewer, Composition Studies (2009-present)
- Stage I proposal reviewer for 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication
Workshops, Panels, and Symposia at St. Edward’s
- “Teaching Writing Across Borders.” (Discussion Facilitator). Interactive workshop sponsored by St. Edward’s University Center for Teaching Excellence. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014.
- “Designing Effective Writing & Research Assignments.” (Panelist). Interactive workshop sponsored by St. Edward’s University Center for Teaching Excellence. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, Feb. 2013.
- “Teaching Across Cultural Differences.” (Panelist) Event sponsored by St. Edward’s University Center for Teaching Excellence. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, 2012.
- “Business Writing as a Practical Art.” Invited presentation and workshop for Texas Water Development Board. Austin, TX, 2012.
- “Enhancing Student Evaluation, Comprehension, and Use of Sources: an Annotated Bibliography Assignment that Really Works.” (Presentation) Teaching Symposium 2012: A Conference on College Teaching. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, 2012.
- (with Ryan Hoover) “Building Readability and Cohesion: Why Your Writing Assignments’ Formatting Specifications May Need to Change.” (Poster) Teaching Symposium 2012: A Conference on College Teaching. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, 2012.
- (with Quinn Warnick) “Fundamentals of Teaching with Social Media.” (Presentation) THATCamp Liberal Arts Colleges. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, 2012.
Internal Grants, Awards
- Blue and Gold Award, Spring 2014
- Finalist, Distinguished Teaching Award (2013-14)
- Curriculum Development Grant for SEU Folios electronic portfolio system (Summer 2010)
- Presidential Research Grant (Summer 2010, Summer 2012)
- “‘Where Human Relations Grandly Converge’: The Constitutional Dialectic of Hizb ut-Tahrir.” KB (Kenneth Burke Society) Journal 7.2 (2011). Web.
Book Chapters, Editing
- Perron, John, CSC, Mary Rist, and Drew M. Loewe. “From ‘Emphasis’ to Fourth-Largest Major: Learning from the Past, Present, and Future of the Writing Major at St. Edward’s University.” In press as part of Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles, ed. Greg A. Giberson, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard. Logan: Utah State UP.
- Lucas, Brad E. and Drew M. Loewe. “Coordinating Citations and the Cartography of Knowledge: Finding True North in Five Scholarly Journals.” The Changing of Knowledge in Composition: Contemporary Perspectives, ed. Richard Gebhardt and Lance Massey. Logan: Utah State UP, 2011. 264-82. Print.
- The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: De Doctrina Christiana and the Search for a Distinctly Christian Rhetoric. Baylor UP, Rhetoric and Religion Series. (Editor, with Richard Leo Enos, et.al), 2008. Print.
- “Style as a System: Toward a Cybernetic Model of Composition Style.” Refiguring Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy. Ed. Thomas Pace and T.R. Johnson. Logan: Utah State UP, 2005. 241-55. Print.
- “Wit and Hope.” Rev. of Wit’s End: Women’s Humor as Rhetorical & Performative Strategy by Sean Zwagerman. Enculturation 13 (2011). Web.
- Rev. of Argumentation in Higher Education: Improving Practice Through Theory and Research by Richard Andrews. Cogency: Journal of Reasoning and Argumentation 2.1 (2010), 135-47. Print (and Web).
- Rev. of Judging the Supreme Court: Constructions of Motives in Bush v. Gore by Clarke Rountree. KB (Kenneth Burke Society) Journal 6.2 (2010). Web.
- Rev. of Delivering College Composition: The Fifth Canon, ed. Kathleen Blake Yancey. Issues in Writing 18.1 (2009): 104-07. Print.
- Rev. of Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web by Barbara Warnick. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 12.2 (2008). Web.
- Rev. of Practicing Writing: The Postwar Discourse of Freshman English by Thomas M. Masters. Composition Studies 34.2 (2006). Web.
- Rev. of “Rhetoric, Cybernetics, and the Work of the Body in Burke’s Body of Work” by Jeff Pruchnic. KB (Kenneth Burke Society) Journal 3.1 (2006). Web.
Refereed Conference Presentations
- “Weaving the Theme: John Roberts’ Written Advocacy Before the Supreme Court.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. San Antonio, TX, 2014.
- “Another MOOC in the Wall, Part II: Hey, Teachers, (Don’t) Leave Them Kids Alone.” (Roundtable) Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN, 2014.
- “Creating Salience When the Stakes are High (and You’re Going to be Interrupted Soon): Lawyers’ Strategies in Supreme Court Oral Arguments, 2009-2011 Terms.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV, 2013.
- “You Don’t Have Liability for Your STRAWMAN”: Sovereign Citizens, Capitis Diminutio, and Burkean Burlesque.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
- “< Constitution > as Ideograph: What Hundreds of Glenn Beck Transcripts Can Teach Us.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA, 2011.
- “‘Under Allah’s Shade and Shield, Fearing Not’: Persuasive Interactivity and Blakstone’s Muslim Hip Hop Online.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, 2010.
- “Teaching Paragraphing, Punctuation, and Sentence Rhythm Through the ‘Endless Paragraph’ Activity.” Council of College Teachers of English Conference. Austin, TX, 2009.
- “Divine Substance: Non-Muslims and the Dialectic of Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Draft Constitution for the Caliphate State.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. Seattle, WA, 2008.
- “Taking Action in the Face of Annihilation: Burke’s Comic Circle as a Way Out of the Shared Rhetorical Topoi of Bush and bin Laden.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY, 2007.
- “The 9/11 Commission Report: A Logological Cycle and New Connections for a New Era.” National Communication Association (Kenneth Burke Society) Conference. San Antonio, TX, 2006.
- “Redemption Cycle: A Logological Study of Jihad Unspun.com.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. Memphis, TN, 2006.
- “What Are We Doing When We Teach and Assess Argument?” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, 2006.
- “Improving Teachers’ Responses to Freshman Writing: Toward a Synthesis of the Toulmin Model of Argument with Pragma-Dialectics.” Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference. Hamilton, ON, 2005.
- PhD in English (with distinction), Texas Christian University (2009). Dissertation: Rewiring Kenneth Burke for the 21st Century: Hizb-ut Tahrir’s Social Movement Rhetoric and the Online Quest for a Global Caliphate.
- M.A. in English, University of Texas at San Antonio (2004)
- J.D. cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law (1993)
- B.A. in Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara (1989)
- Kenneth Burke Society
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Rhetoric Society of America
From 1993-2002, I practiced law full-time as a litigator in various firms in California and Texas, including Martindale-Hubbell “AV”-rated firms. I am admitted to the State Bars of California (active: 1993-1999; voluntarily inactive 1999-present) and Texas (active: 1999-2008; voluntarily inactive 2008-present).