Rebecca Jones is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and the Director of Graduate Studies in English. Her academic work focuses on the ways that people make change through discourse, action, and community collaborations. Her most recent work is the edited collection with Kathleen Ryan and Nancy Myers Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric (SIUP, 2016). She loves beautiful sentences and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in professional writing, science and nature writing, magazine writing, rhetorical analysis, and modern rhetorical theory.
Rebecca’s interests always start outside: hiking, swimming, boating, wandering. When she goes inside, she thinks about public education, building stronger communities and, especially, about the ways people can learn to argue better. Community partners might include the public school system, outdoor education groups, neighborhood organizations, or nonprofits and groups working toward inclusive communities.