Thomas Allbaugh, PhD


Professor, Department of English

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3179

Fax: (626) 812-3024

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 29

Thomas Allbaugh, PhD, 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.


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, Southern Illinois University
  • MA, English, Michigan State University
  • BA, English, Hope College

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Writing Program


  • American Literature
  • Classical Rhetoric and Modern Rhetorical Theory
  • Fiction Writing and Creative Nonfiction
  • Composition Theory and Critical Theory
  • Rhetoric and Religion

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 301 – Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 304 – Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 406 – Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 425 – Advanced Creative Writing
  • WRIT 110 — The Art and Craft of Writing