Joseph Bizup serves as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies and as an Associate Professor in the Department of English.

His interests have ranged over the years from Victorian literature and culture, to cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics, to writing studies, writing pedagogy, and writing program administration. The common thread on which these beads are strung is his preoccupation with the ways in which language, especially written language, functions and circulates within social, intellectual, and institutional systems. His current scholarly work concerns the intersections of prose style, genre, and argumentation. He has edited or co-edited two textbooks, the 13th edition of the Norton Reader (co-editor) and the 11th edition of Joseph M. Williams’s Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace.

Learn the latest about his scholarly activity via his profile at the Department of English webpage.