My name is Tyler S. Branson and I’m an Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Composition at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. Prior to coming to Toledo I was a Lecturer in the Writing Program at University of California Santa Barbara and before that I was a graduate student in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas Christian University, where I completed a dissertation called: How Writing Goes Public: Agitation, Intervention, and Disruption in Public Arguments about Writing in April of 2015.
My research areas are Writing Program Administration, Public/Professional Writing, and Community Engagement. Broadly speaking, I’m really interested in how people collaborate with institutions to address public problems, particularly in the context of higher education. I currently have a book contract from Southern Illinois University Press for my manuscript Policy Regimes of Writing: An Analysis of College Composition and Public Education Policy in the U.S., due to come out in 2020. My published work has also appeared or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals like College Composition and Communication, WPA: Writing Program Administration, and Composition Studies, in addition to a range of edited collections. Feel free to click around and read more about my research and teaching.