Ohio University

Ryan P. Shepherd

Ryan P. Shepherd, portrait
Assistant Professor
Ellis 311

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Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, & Linguistics, Arizona State University

M.A., English Writing, Composition, & Rhetoric, and American Literature, Indiana University

B.A., English Writing, Indiana University

Scholarly Focus

  • Digital Literacies
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Second Language Writing


Shepherd, Ryan P. (Forthcoming). Men, women, and Web 2.0 writing: Gender difference in Facebook composing. Computers and Composition.

Shepherd, Ryan P. (2015). FB in FYC: Facebook use among first-year composition students. Computers and Composition, 35, 86-107.

Shepherd, Ryan P., & Goggin, Peter N. (2012). Reclaiming “old” literacies in the new literacy information age: The functional literacies of the mediated workstation. Composition Studies, 40(2), 66-91.

Courses Taught

  • ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I (Technology & Society theme)
  • ENG 3080J: Writing & Rhetoric II