Brian Hendrickson

Brian Hendrickson
Brian Hendrickson, PhDAssistant Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Areas of Expertise

writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines; writing program administration; engaged learning; language and literacy; genre; rhetorical theory


B.A. Florida State University
M.F.A. University of Alaska Anchorage
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Dr. Hendrickson teaches WTNG 311: Technical Writing, and CORE 104: Literature, Philosophy, and the Examined Life. As a researcher, Dr. Hendrickson’s interests lie in exploring how students navigate challenges in learning and communication, and as a teacher, he works with his students to design solutions of consequence beyond the immediate constraints of the classroom, campus, and academic calendar.

Dr. Hendrickson has published scholarship in Across the Disciplines, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Mosaic, and WAC Journal, and has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, and Rhetoric Society of America Conference. In 2017, he received the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for his commitment to supporting teaching and learning and promoting civic responsibility.

When he isn’t teaching, researching, or writing about writing, Dr. Hendrickson also writes poetry—which is still just writing about writing—as evidenced in literary magazines such as Indiana Review, New York Quarterly, and Smartish Pace, and in his book-length collection, Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers. And when he isn't doing anything writing related, Dr. Hendrickson is likely spending time with his family as close to the water or mountains as possible.