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Drew M. Loewe, PhD

Associate Professor, English Writing & Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University*

*Effective August 2014 (currently Assistant Professor)

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Writing Center faculty (4 semesters)

Administration and Service

  • Director, Writing Center (FA11-present)
  • School of Humanities Senator, Faculty Senate (2012-2014 term)
  • THATCamp LAC Committee for St. Edward’s (held June 2012)
  • First Year Writing Assignment Sequencing Committee (2011-12)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, College English (2011-present)
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities Portfolio Grant Application Team for School of Humanities (2010)
  • NEH Core Humanities Initiative Grant Committee (2010)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Composition Studies (2009-present)
  • Faculty Advisor to Arete (2009-2013)
  • Judge, DeLayne Hudspeth Award for Innovation in Teaching (2009, 2010)
  • Honors Thesis Advisor (Fall 2009) for Bailey M. Kelsey. Thesis: “More than Words: Multimodal First-Year Composition at St. Edward’s University”
  • 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)

Workshops, Panels, and Symposia

  • “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)

Previous Academic Employment

  • Graduate Instructor in English, Texas Christian University (2005-2006; 2007-2008)
  • Managing Editor, Composition Studies (2006-2007)
  • Instructor in English, Texas Wesleyan University (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Instructor in English, University of Texas at San Antonio (2003-2004)

Publications

Articles

Book Chapters, Editing

  • 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.

Reviews

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • “Another MOOC in the Wall, Part II: Hey, Teachers, (Don’t) Leave Them Kids Alone.” 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.

Education

  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • Kenneth Burke Society
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Rhetoric Society of America

Legal Experience

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).