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Justin A Lerberg

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[Lerberg, Justin A]
  • Director*, English
  • Director of First Year Writing

Professional Preparation

    • 2013 Ph.D in EnglishUniversity of Texas Arlington
    • 2002 M.A. in EnglishNorthern Arizona University
    • 1999 EnglishUniversity of North Dakota

Appointments

    • June 2016 to Present Director of First-Year Writing
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • June 2015 to May 2016 Interim Director of First-Year Writing
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2012 to Dec 2012 Graduate Coordinator
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2006 to Aug 2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2010 to Aug 2011 Associate Director of the Writing Center
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2010 Assistant Director of First Year English
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • May 2013 to Aug 2017 ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Research and Expertise

  • Environmental humanities, rhetoric and composition, new materialism, digital humanities, hermeneutics, semiotics, science studies, cultural studies, philosophy of language, writing program administration, writing center administration, comic books.

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Presentations

    • January  2010

      'Global Warming 2.0: Media Interventions and Our Embodied Perceptions of Climate Change.' 

    • January  2009

      'Global Warming 2.0: A (Re)mixed Reality of Science, Popular Culture, Techno Theory and Consumer Generated Content.' , 2009.  

    • January  2009

      'Global Warming 2.0: A (Re)mixed Reality of Science, Popular Culture, Techno Theory and Consumer Generated Content.' 

    • January  2009

      'Eating, Viewing, and Living in a (De)Coded Environment: How We Depend on Scientific, Technological, and Cultural Practice to Situate Our Lived Experience.' 

    • January  2002

      'Beyond Pop: Equality Issues in the Silver Surfer Comic Book Series.' 

    • January  2001

      'What Will We Do After College?: The Rhetoric of Job Fairs.' 

Courses

      • ENGL 4342-001 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE II

        Surveys the history of rhetorical theory and practices from the early modern period to current manifestations in composition studies. Students will read a selection of texts addressing rhetorical theory and foundational composition studies, and they will write short and long essays and give presentations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 4341-001 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE I

        Surveys the history of rhetorical theory and practices from earliest formulations in Greek and Roman antiquity to the early modern period and their influence on composition studies. We will engage with a limited selection of texts addressing rhetorical theory—antiquity through the early modern period—and a range of contemporary articles that address the best practices in teaching composition.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 5389-002 Seminar on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

        The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the history, theory, and research that constitute composition studies. As the semester progresses, students learn contemporary “best practices” for composition teaching. This course should help students develop a philosophy of composition teaching and prepare them to teach first-year composition at a wide variety of institutions. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-002 American Literature

        Concentration on works of American literature with focus on how cultural, geographic, and political issues shape and reflect literature in a particular culture. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirements in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. The required objectives of these core courses are the development of students’ critical thinking, communication skills, personal responsibility, and social responsibility.

      • ENGL 3371-001 ADVANCED EXPOSITION

        English 3371 is a demanding upper level English course, and it is expected that all students enrolled will be able to read, discuss, and write at a sophisticated intellectual level. Although the course name is “Advanced Exposition,” we all realize that most writing involves some level of argumentation as well. In this course we will think, write, and talk about our own writing, the writing of others. The main objective is to hone our own writing and to understand writing as a conversation in context with other voices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 5389-002 Seminar on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

        The main objective and first priority of this course is to prepare new GTAs to teach ENGL 1301 for the first time this semester, but it should also prove useful to anyone who teaches—or plans to teach—rhetorically-based first-year composition. The course is strongly practical, with students completing the same major assignments as ENGL 1301 students, but also theoretical in that we draw on current rhet/comp research to examine the ENGL 1301 curriculum. Particular attention will be paid to best practices for constructing writing assignments, providing formative and summative assessments of student writing, and conducting peer review.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 3385-001 TOPICS IN RHETORIC

        This course takes a broad approach to rhetoric as a form of persuasion and investigation that is inherently connected to our communicative activities and our environmental definitions. Any discursive and representative approaches to the environment depend on rhetorical principles and succeed or fail because of the rhetorical effects produced in the audiences.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 5389-002 Seminar on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

        The main objective and first priority of this course is to prepare new GTAs to teach ENGL 1301 for the first time this semester, but it should also prove useful to anyone who teaches—or plans to teach—rhetorically-based first-year composition. The course is strongly practical, with students completing the same major assignments as ENGL 1301 students, but also theoretical in that we draw on current rhet/comp research to examine the ENGL 1301 curriculum. Particular attention will be paid to best practices for constructing writing assignments, providing formative and summative assessments of student writing, and conducting peer review.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-001 ENGL 2329-001

        Concentration on works of American literature with focus on how cultural, geographic, and political issues shape and reflect literature in a particular culture. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirements in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. The required objectives of these core courses are the development of students’ critical thinking, communication skills, personal responsibility, and social responsibility.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-003 AMERICAN LITERATURE

        Concentration on works of American literature with focus on how cultural, geographic, and political issues shape and reflect literature in a particular culture. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirements in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. The required objectives of these core courses are the development of students’ critical thinking, communication skills, personal responsibility, and social responsibility.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-028 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-009 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-032 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I

        The critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, referential/expository discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures. Writing assignments focusing on identification and development of a subject, on organization, audience analysis, style, and the revision process.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  University Sustainability Committee 2007-present

Administrative Appointment

  • 2016
    • June 2016 to Present - Director of First-Year Writing, University of Texas at Arlington