Prof. Charles Schuster

Charles Schuster, Professor

Director of the Honors College

phone: 414-229-4658
office: Garland Hall 302a
Vita (pdf 108k)


PhD, University of Iowa, 1978
MA, Hunter College, CUNY, 1971
BA, Ohio State University, 1967

Research Interests:

Composition Studies
Rhetorical Theory
Writing Program Administration
Nonfictional Prose
Bakhtinian Theory
Narrative Theory
Editing and Publishing

Teaching Interests:

Introductory and Advanced Writing
Composition Studies
Rhetorical Theory
Writing Program Administration
The Essay
Bakhtin as Rhetorical Theorist
Style and Language
Creative Nonfiction

Other Relevant Activities:

Director, UWM Honors College, 2009-present
College Editor, Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2001-present
Associate Dean for the Humanities, 1999-09
Director, Edison Initiative (Freshman Scholars, Peer Mentoring, Writing across the Curriculum), 1996-99
Director, Writing Center, 1994-96
Director of Composition, 1985-92
Participant in the Carnegie Foundation's Teachers for a New Era Project
President, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 1994-96

Recent Publications:

Rhetorical Choices, 2nd edition, Penguin Academic Series, co-edited with Keith Gilyard and Deborah Holdstein, Longman Publishers, 2006; 1st edition, 2004.

Speculations: Culture, Identity, and Values, A multicultural freshman anthology with assignment sequences, Blair Press (Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall), 1992; 2nd ed. 1996.

"Introduction" to The War Against Grammar by David Mulroy, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2003, vii-x.

"Confessions of an Associate Dean," WPA Journal, 24,3 (Spring, 2001), 83-98.

"Writing about Literature and Culture," Literature and the Environment (and published in all the other volumes in this series 1999-2002), Longman, 1999, 504-29.

"Mikhail Bakhtin as Rhetorical Theorist," reprinted in Landmark Essays on Bakhtin, Rhetoric, and Writing, ed. Frank Farmer (Erlbaum), 1998.

"Foreword: Two Stories Absent Their Morals," Grading in the Post-Process Classroom, ed. Libby Allison, Lizbeth Bryant, Maureen Hourigan. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1997, ix-xiii.

"Foreword," Popular Fiction, ed. Gary Hoppenstand. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 1997, vii-ix.

"Seeking a Disciplinary Reformation," Composition in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald Daiker, Edward White. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U. Press, 1996, 146-49.