Tim Lockridge

Tim LockridgeAssociate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Director of Professional Writing Program 

329 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Virginia Tech
  • BA, English, University of Southern Indiana

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Writing Technologies
  • Composition Theory & History
  • Digital Publishing
  • Web Standards & Markup Languages
  • Publics & Counterpublics

Selected Publications


  • Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing. University of Michigan Press, 2020. 

Articles & Chapters

  • "Building Rhetorlist: A Call for Small, Meaningful Projects in Rhetoric and Composition." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 24.2 (Spring 2020).
  • Lockrige, Tim, Enrique Paz, and Cynthia Johnson. "The Kairos Preservation Project." Computers and Composition 46 (December 2017): 72-86.
  • Horner, Bruce, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Timothy Lockridge. "Transliguality, Transmodality, and Difference: Exploring Dispositions and Change in Language and Learning." Enculturation Intermezzo, 2015.
  • George, Diana, Tim Lockridge, and John Trimbur. "Cultural Studies and Composition." A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, edited by Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and H. Brooke Hessler. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. 94-110.

Work in Progress

Lockridge is currently studying the DIY print publications of hacker publics and computer enthusiasts. He is also researching (with Derek Van Ittersum) the growth of plain text writing software and workflows.