Ashley Rea

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Humanities and Communication Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

​Feminist rhetorics and technologies; technical writing; literacy studies and writing pedagogy; qualitative and archival research methods.
Ashley Rea

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in English, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in English, Florida State University

  • HU 118: Dig Pub & Rhetorical Theory
  • HU 147: Digital Media Storytelling
  • COM 122: English Composition
  • COM 221: Technical Report Writing

HU118 – Digital Publics and Rhetorical Theory

HU112 – Rhetorics of Social Justice Movements and Public Advocacy

Journal Articles:

Rea, A. (2021). "Changing the Face of Technology": Storytelling Practice in Activist Coding Organizations. Technical Communication, 68(4), pp.26-39.

Rea, A. (2022). Coding Equity: Social Justice and Computer Programming Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 36(2), pp.87-103.

Conference Proceedings:

Adams, J., Ali, H., Rea, A., & Robertson, K. (2023). Fostering Educational Equity in Engineering. Proceedings of the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference.

Works in Progress:

Rea, A. (Accepted, forthcoming). Feminist Platforms & Feminine Practices: Mary Margaret McBride’s Radio Rhetoric. Widening the View: Essays on Feminist Historiography, Ephemeral Archives, and Rhetorical Education, ed. Jennifer Burgess.

Marta Messina, C., Ranade, N., & Rea, A. (Proposal accepted, full draft under review). A Feminist Code Heuristic. Feminist Design Rhetorics, eds. Ravel, K., Sullivan, R., & Prins, K. 

Chesley, A., Cromer-Twal, E., Rea, A., Osunos, M., Winks, C., Singh, M., & Zhang, T. (Proposal accepted, full draft under review). Leveraging Participatory Design and User Experience Methods to Collaboratively Envision an Inclusive, User-centered Writing and Design Lab. Programmatic Perspectives, 14(1).  

Eagle Writing & Design Lab Director 

Association of Teachers in Technical Writing

Women in Technical Communication

Coalition of Community Writing

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition