Professor and Charles Crow Chair
David Bartholomae is a Professor of English and the Charles Crow Chair. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 1975.
His most recent book is a collection of essays, Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching (Palgrave Macmillan, hardcover; Bedford/St Martins, soft cover, 2005). An early book (with Anthony Petrosky), Facts, Artifacts, Counterfacts: Reading and Writing in Theory and Practice (Heinemann, Boynton/Cook: 1986) is still in print and still part of the professional conversation on Basic Writing. With Jean Ferguson Carr, he is the editor of the prize-winning University of Pittsburgh Press Series, Composition, Literacy and Culture.
With Anthony Petrosky, he is the editor of The Teaching of Writing: The Eighty fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education (U of Chicago P, 1986) and the author of a series of influential textbooks, all with Bedford/St. Martins Press: Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (7th edition, 2005), Resources for Teaching (with each edition of WOR), Ways of Reading: Words and Images (2003), and Reading the Lives of Others: History and Ethnography (1994).
He has published a long list of chapters and articles; those most often taught and reprinted are: “What is Composition? And If You Know What That Is, Why Do We Teach It?,” “Inventing the University,” “Writing with Teachers” (an exchange with Peter Elbow), “The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American University,” “Freshman English, Composition, and CCCC,” and “The Study of Error.” Details can be found in his CV.
Awards and Distinctions:
2008: ADE/MLA Francis Andrew March Award
- 2006: CCCC Exemplar Award
- 2005: MLA Mina Shaughnessy Award, for Writing on the Margins
- 2003-2006: Executive Committee and President-Elect, ADE
- 1997-2002: Executive Council, Modern Language Association
- 1995: Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
- 1992: Distinguished Alumnus, Ohio Wesleyan University
- 1987: Distinguished Achievement Award, Educational Press Association of America
- 1985-1989: Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication (officer’s rotation)
- 1982: Fulbright Lecturer (Universidad de Deusto)
- 1980: Richard B. Braddock Award
Composition: He has designed and taught the full range of undergraduate courses, from Basic Writing to Advanced Composition: Prose Style. Literature: Introduction to Critical Reading; American Literary Traditions; Senior Seminar; The Literature of the Outdoors; The Victorian Period. Graduate: Teaching Seminar; Introduction to Composition Studies; Figuring Writing; Contemporary Rhetoric.