Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University


Sergio Figueiredo

Assistant Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 071
Phone: 470-578-2359
Fax: 470-578-9057


Teaching @ Kennesaw State University since 2012

Education: BA-English (2005, Rowan University, NJ); MA-English (2007, Marshall University, WV); PhD-Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (2011, Clemson University, SC)  

Professional Affiliations (selected): Master of the Arts in Professional Writing Program; Sigma Tau Delta; Rhetoric Society of America; The Journal of Undergraduate Media Project; Imagining America; National Council of Teachers of English;

Specializations: Computers and Writing; Media Rhetorics; Comics and Graphic Novels; Professional Communication; Information Design

Courses Taught: ENGL 1102 (Composition II); WRIT 3150 (Writing in Digital Environments); PRWR 6550 (Desktop Publishing and Document Design/Topics in Publishing and Design); PRWR 6750 (Writing for Social Media); PRWR 6240 (Technical Writing/Communication); PRWR 6850 (Web Content Development); PRWR 7900 (Writing Graphic Novels)

Publications: Virtual Education Project (2014); “acCOMICating Science: Larry Gonick’s ‘Cartoon Guides’ as Models of Science Textbooks in Comics Form” (2012); “Building Worlds for an Interactive Experience: Selecting, Organizing, and Showing Worlds of Information through Comics” (2011)

Current Research Project: Sergio is currently working on a translation of Rudolphe Töpffer’s 19th-century essays addressing the theory, practice, and pedagogy informing the invention of comics—Töpffer is considered, according to comics scholar David Kunzle, the father of the comic strip, as well as holding the first chair of rhetoric at the University of Geneva from 1832 until his death in 1846.

Program Members

Brennen, Terri
Figueiredo, Sergio
Giddens, Elizabeth
Grooms, Tony
Guglielmo, Letizia
Harper, M. Todd
Johnson, David
Levy, Aaron
McGrath, Laura
Niemann, Linda
Odom, Mary Lou
Palmer, Chris
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph