Rich Raymond has served as Professor and Head of the Mississippi State English Department since 2004. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Raymond has developed and taught online sections of English Composition I, as well as taught Advanced Composition, eighteenth century English literature, and the various literature survey classes. He served as interim director of the Learning Communities program in 2005 and 2006. He continues as an active scholar, having published his composition textbook, Questioning: Literary and Rhetorical Analysis for Writers, in 2007. Prior to coming to Mississippi State, Dr. Raymond served as Professor of Rhetoric, Director of the Little Rock Writing Project, and Department Chair at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, before that serving on the English faculty at Armstrong State College, Savannah, Georgia.
Dr. Raymond spent the spring 2012 term at the University of Pristina in Kosovo. He made his visit as a Fulbright Scholar, the second time he has received such an opportunity and honor. For updates on his Kosovo experience, visit his blog at http://reflectionsonkosovo.wordpress.com
PhD in English, 1978, Miami University
MA, 1970, University of Wyoming
BA, 1969, University of Wyoming
Rhetoric & Composition
Eighteenth century literature
- The Restoration and Jonathan Swift (spring 2011)
- Seminar in English Literature: Dr. Samuel Johnson
- Online Composition I
- British, American, and world literature surveys
- Eighteenth-Century English literature
Readings in Writing Courses: Re-Placing Literature in Composition.
Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Press, 2011.
Teaching American Literature at an East-European University: Explicating the Rhetoric of Liberty.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.
Instructor’s Manual to Reporting Technical Information,
7/e. New York: Macmillan, 1992; 8/e, 1995.
“When Writing Professors Teach Literature: Shaping Questions, Finding Answers, Effecting Change.” College Composition and Communication 59.3 (February 2008): 473-502.
“Albania Immured: Rozafa, Kadare, and the Sacrifice of Truth.” South Atlantic Review 71.4 (Fall 2006): 62-77.
“Shaping Consensus through Collaboration.” The Department Chair 15.4 (Spring 2005): 7-9.
“Rhetorcizing English Studies: Students’ Ways of Reading Oleanna. Pedagogy 3.1 (Winter 2003): 53-71.
"Shaping Consensus from Difference: Administering Writing Programs in Departments of Writing and English." Writing Program Administration 25 (Fall/Winter 2001): 45-58.
- Fulbright Professor in American Studies, University of Shkoder, Albania, January-July, 2003
- Excellence in Teaching Award, May 2, 2000
- Rhetoric and Writing named “Department of Excellence” for 1998
Interim Director of Learning Communities, 2005-2006