Chad Littleton teaches courses in rhetoric and composition, and professional writing. His research interests include communities of practice, online writing groups, writing center theory, developmental writing, and workplace rhetoric. His current scholarship examines how feedback is used in online fanfiction groups. His work has appeared in Southern Discourse and The Clearing House.
Research and/or Creative Interests
My research interests include communities of practice, online writing groups, writing center theory, professional writing, and workplace rhetoric.
My teaching interests include courses in Professional Writing, Writing Beyond the Academy, and Rhetoric and Composition.
I believe students learn best by doing, not simply listening to me speak. Therefore, my classes tend to be workshop and discussionbased.
Why did you become an English professor?
I didn't originally set out to be an English professor. My undergraduate degree was in Psychology. However, I realized my passion was for teaching, so eventually I decided to return to school to earn a Master's degree. I took Dr. Ingraham's Teaching College Writing course and never looked back.
Outside of being a professor, what do you do for fun and/or relaxation?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. I am an avid gamer and pop culture fanatic. I am also a die hard Braves and Falcons fan.
What are your expectations of students?
I expect members of my class to be scholars, not just students. As such, they should be open to challenging themselves to become better writers and thinkers.