Steve Lamos
Associate Professor • Associate Director of Program for Writing and Rhetoric

Office: Stadium 266C


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Steve Lamos (PhD 2004, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) studies the history and evolution of writing instruction within the U.S. academy. Lamos’ first book, In the Interests of Opportunity: Race, Racism, and University Writing Instruction in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Pittsburgh UP, 2011) analyzes issues of race and racism within the history of “basic writing” instruction. His work examines historical and contemporary labor issues relevant to non-tenure-track college and university writing teachers. He has also published articles in College Composition and Communication, College English, and the Journal of Basic Writing, and has a forthcoming chapter in the volume New Directions in Writing Research (SIUP, 2011). Lamos also serves as an Associate Director of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), where he teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and helps administer several key program components, including the Writing Center.

Steve Lamos' Curriculum Vitae