Michael MacDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts

Teaching Areas:

Composition and Rhetoric, Global Cultures, Writing

Research Areas:

Composition, Critical Literacy, Globalization, Refugee Studies, Writing

Biography and Education

Teaching interests:  Basic Writing, Writing Studio, Global Studies, Composition

Research interests: Basic Writing, Critical Literacy, Refugee Studies, Forced Migration


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Certificate in Forced Migration, University of Oxford, 2017

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

MacDonald, Michael T. “Governing Sponsorship in a Literacy Support Program for Resettled Refugee Students.” Reflections 18. 1 (2018): 39-70.

MacDonald, Michael T. and William DeGenaro. “Negotiating a Transcultural Ethos from the Ground Up in a Basic Writing Program.” Journal of Basic Writing. Forthcoming.

MacDonald, Michael T. “‘My Little English’: A Case Study of Decolonial Perspectives on Discourse in an After-school Program for Refugee Youth.” Community Literacy Journal 11.2 (Spring 2017): 16-29.

MacDonald, Michael T. “Emissaries of Literacy: Representations of Sponsorship and Refugee Experience in the Stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan.” College English 77.5 (2015): 408-28.