Dahliani Reynolds

Dahliani Reynolds
Dahliani Reynolds, PhDDepartment Chair and Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Contact Information

401.254.3839dreynolds@rwu.eduGlobal Heritage Hall 230

Areas of Expertise

Composition, Literacy, Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Multimodal Writing, Feminist Rhetorics


B.A. University of California, Berkeley M.A. Western Washington University Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Currently serving as Chair of the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, Dr. Reynolds previously served as the 200-level Writing Program Coordinator for 2019-2023. She teaches a range of writing courses, from first-year courses to upper-level courses such as Advancing Public Argument and Feminist Rhetorics. In addition, she regularly teaches in the Honors and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.

Her research interests are clustered around issues of literacy and pedagogy, with a special emphasis on how composition and rhetoric talks to public constituencies about what it does and why. She regularly presents her work at national conferences such as the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, and Feminisms and Rhetorics.