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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


  • 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