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Thomas Allbaugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3179
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Thomas Allbaugh, Ph.D., teaches freshman writing seminar, creative nonfiction, and rhetorical theory. His research interests include examining the connections between rhetoric, religious belief, and popular culture. He has been a frequent presenter at the national Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Popular Culture Association, and various regional venues. His reviews and articles have been published in Pedagogy, Minnesota English Journal, Focus: A Journal of Writing Centers, and Drama For Students.


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Southern Illinois University
M.A., English, Michigan State University
B.A., English, Hope College


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English
  • School of Adult and Professional Studies


  • American literature
  • Classical rhetoric and modern rhetorical theory
  • Composition theory and critical theory
  • Fiction writing and creative nonfiction
  • Rhetoric and religion

Courses Taught

ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
ENGL 301 – Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 304 – Creative Writing: Nonfiction
ENGL 406 – Advanced Composition
ENGL 425 – Advanced Creative Writing

Office Hours

T / W, 12:30–1:30 p.m., and by appointment

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 6, East Campus

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