Jennifer Burg, PhD

Chair, associate professor, the hunter division of humanities

Everett Mansion 352


  • PhD, English, emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University, 2003
  • MS, English, emphasis in Theory and Practice of Writing, Utah State University, 1997
  • BS, Honors English, Weber State University, 1995

Courses taught

  • Cm360: Organizational Communication (Online)
  • Cm399: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Cm420: Women and Rhetoric
  • Cw100: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Cw475: Publishing Seminar
  • En101: English Composition I
  • En102: English Composition II
  • En205: American Literature (Online)
  • En311: World Literatue (Online)
  • Hu492: Humanities Senior Capstone

academic Research/interests and areas of expertise

Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture

Why I teach

My goal is always to promote students' intellectual engagement with texts of all kinds, and to help them become more perceptive readers of and articulate writers about rhetoric in their words.


 “RIP in Springfield: The Rhetorics of Death in The Simpsons,” peer-reviewed article accepted for publication in the 25th Anniversary Collection of articles on The Simpsons.

“Say Yes to the Text,” peer-reviewed article published in Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 5.1/2, 2015, pp. 42-49.

“Razzle Dazzle ‘Em: Teaching Rhetoric to Generation Y,” peer-reviewed paper presented at the National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Chicago, 2014

Nominating Committee, CCCC Executive Committee, Fall 2014 - Prese

Chair of the Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, 2010 - present