Laura Gray-Rosendale, PhD

Laura Gray-Rosendale Professor, President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Northern Arizona University
Rhetoric,Writing, & Digital Media Studies
Blg 18 Rm #106
Phone: 928-523-0956


Laura Gray-Rosendale, Professor of English and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, holds two Master’s and a Doctorate from Syracuse University. In addition to authoring forty articles, essays, and book chapters, Gray-Rosendale has written six books— Rethinking Basic Writing (Routledge), Alternative Rhetorics (SUNY), Fractured Feminisms (SUNY), Radical Relevance (SUNY), Pop Perspectives (McGraw-Hill), and College Girl: A Memoir (SUNY/Excelsior). College Girl was a Gold Medal Winner for the 2014 IPPY Award, a Book of the Year for Mountain Living, a Finalist for the May Sarton Memoir Award, and a Finalist for the USA Books Award in Memoir.

Gray-Rosendale teaches classes from the freshmen through the graduate levels in rhetoric and popular culture, memoir, graduate composition, literacy studies, theories of autobiography, and the history of rhetoric. She also directs the S.T.A.R. (Successful Transition and Academic Readiness) English Writing Program for the LEADS Center, a curriculum that addresses the needs of students who are first-generation and/or in economic need.