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Steven Accardi

Steve Accardi

Steven Accardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2669
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H05B

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Composition and Community Engagement, Rhetorical Theory, Agency, Immigration

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 1110: Technical Writing (College of DuPage)
  • English 1105: Workplace Writing (College of DuPage)
  • English 1102: English Composition II (College of DuPage)
  • English 1101: English Composition I (College of DuPage)

Current Projects:

  • Accardi, Steven. "Beyond Critical Reflections on Pedagogy: Mapping Rhetorical Effects of Community Engagement Projects," in progress

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Accardi, Steven. "Rhetoric and Composition as Community Engagement: Toward Mending Community and Town and Gown Divides." Composition Studies 45.1 (2017): 143-165.
  • Accardi, Steven. "Agency." Keywords in Writing Studies. Eds. Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg. Logan, UT: Utah State U P. 2015. 1-5.
  • Accardi, Steven. "The Pitfalls of (Over)Professionalizing in Graduate School." What We Wish We'd Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Eds. Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, and Christine Vassett. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead P., 2015. 189-93.
  • Matsuda, Paul Kei, Tanita Saenkhum, and Steven Accardi. "Writing Teachers' Perceptions of the Presence and Needs of Second Language Writers: An Institutional Case Study." Journal of Second Language Writing 22.1 (2013): 68-86.
  • Accardi, Steven and Bethany Davila. "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: A Multifield Approach for Today's Composition Students." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 35.1 (2007): 54-61.
  • Accardi, Steven. "Discursive Disclosure: Changing Tutoring Sessions to Curb Cultural Assimilation." The Writing Lab Newsletter 30.4 (2005): 5-8.


  • 2011: Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics (Arizona State University)
  • 2005: M.A., Writing (DePaul University)
  • 2002: B.A., Theology (Loyola University)

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