Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University


M. Todd Harper

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 213
Phone: 470-578-3619
Fax: 470-578-9057


Associate Professor of English

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 1998  

Education: PhD, English/Rhetoric and Composition, 1998, University of Louisville 

Other Affiliations or Positions: Co-Director, Summer Study Abroad in Montepulciano, Italy. Fulbright-Hays Scholar, 2003, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Rotary Grant Recepient, 2005, Middle Eastern Techinical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Specializations: History of Rhetoric, Food and Travel Writing, Study Abroad

Courses Regularly Taught: PRWR 6100, Readings for Writers; PRWR 6700, Special Topics; PRWR 6150, Context, Audience, and Style; WRIT 3140, Advanced Argumentation; ENGL 1102, Composition II

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “From the Corporate to the Material: How the Translation of Liturgical Terms Shifted the Emphasis of Christian Worship.” Ελετο Οργαμμο. Athens, 2009

“Nothing that is not there and the Nothing that is: Apophatic tropes in the work of Nikos Kazantzakis.” 20 Χρονα Τ.Ξ.Γ.Μ.Δ. Επετεκιακοσ Τομοσ.” Επιμελεια Π.Ι. Κελανωδριασ, Αθηνα, 2007.

“Teaching the Tropics of Inquiry in the Composition Classroom.” Refiguring Prose Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy. Eds. T.R. Johnson and Tom Pace. Utah State University Press, 2005.

Asking How Do I Get to Jones’ Farm?: Constructing Pathways through Writing in an Interdisciplinary Classroom.” Classroom Spaces and Writing Instruction. Eds. Ed Nagelhout and Carole Rutz. New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2004.


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
Smith-Sitton, Lara
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph