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Beverly J. Reed

Beverly J. Reed

Beverly J. Reed, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, English/ESL

Tel.: (630) 942-4218
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616F

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Developmental Composition
  • Visual Theory
  • Feminist Theory & Women's Literature

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Developmental Writing
  • Sexuality & Literature

Visual & Media Studies Current Projects:

  • Role of the visual in developmental writing pedagogy
  • Visual/verbal representations of racialized bodies in American illustrated magazines

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • "Exhibiting the Fair Sex: Massachusetts Magazine and the Bodily Order of the American Woman," Periodical Literature in Eighteenth-Century America. Eds. Mark Kamrath & Sharon M. Harris. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2005.
  • "Textbook Rhetoric: Basic Writing and the Dynamics of Text Selection." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.
  • "Pop Patriotism: British Butchers and the American Identity." SCSECS Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 2003.
  • "Examining the White Negro: Eighteenth-Century 'Cures' for Blackness." One Nation Community Outreach Conference, Stephen F. Austin State University, April 2002.


  • Ph.D. English, Purdue University
  • M.A. English, Cal Poly State University
  • B.A. English, Cal Poly State University