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Samantha Blackmon

Samantha Blackmon

Associate Professor // English

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Office and Contact

Room: HEAV 302B


Phone: (765) 494-3742

Fax: (765) 494-3780

Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2001



Rhetoric & Composition

Research Areas:
Computers and composition, African-American culture, lesbian and women's studies

Samantha Blackmon is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a recent transplant to West Lafayette, Indiana where she serves as Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University. She earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2001 in Rhetoric and Composition. Her research and teaching interests are in Minority Rhetoric and Computers and Composition. Her more recent research project looks at how minority issues play out in the Computerized Writing Environment. She serves as Area editor of The Writing Instructor and as a member of the Purdue Advisory Committee for Modern Fiction Studies.