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Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Professor // English

Office and Contact

Room: HEAV 302


Phone: (765) 49-43730

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Iowa State University, 1995



Rhetoric & Composition

Research Areas:
Rhetoric of Science, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Professor Johnson-Sheehan joined the Purdue faculty in 2004. He teaches courses in Classical Rhetoric and Professional Writing. He is also a mentor to new teachers in the department. His most recent book is Technical Communication Today from Longman Publishers. He is currently working on two projects. The first is a book on the rhetorical origins of the quantum theory. The second is a study of ancient Irish rhetoric.