Trent Kays

Assistant Professor

Trent Kays

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

Bio

Trent M Kays is an Assistant Professor and Director of College Composition at Augusta University. He specializes in multimodal writing, critical pedagogy, digital rhetoric, professional writing, and Internet Studies.

Education

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other University of Minnesota - Twin, 2020

  • MA, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing University of Arkansas at Litt, 2010

  • BA, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing University of Arkansas at Litt, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ENGL 1101

    College Composition I
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • ENGL 4520

    Research in Writing
  • ENGL 1102H

    Honors College Composition II
  • ENGL 2680

    Profession & Technical Writing

Teaching Interests

First-year writing; business, technical, and professional writing; digital rhetoric; rhetorical theory and history; new media writing; and argument and stylistics.

Research Interests

Digital rhetoric and culture; propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation; multimodal writing; rhetorical ethics; and online communities.

Department Service

  • Assessment and Program Review Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College Composition Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Curriculum Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • CCCC Nominating Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CCCC Committee for Change 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CCCC Queer Caucus 2019 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer