About the Authors
Maggie is a PhD student in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MA in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon and a BA in English from The College of Wooster. Her research interests include rhetorical analysis, intertextuality, the recontextualization of public speaking discourse and public figures, process theory of readers and writers, and feminist rhetoric.
Derek G. Handley
Derek is a PhD student in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University and is currently teaching as an Officer-Instructor in the English Department at the United States Naval Academy. He holds a B.A. in English Arts from Hampton University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are African American rhetoric, rhetoric and leadership, and argumentation.
Garrett is a PhD student in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds an MA in rhetoric and writing studies from San Diego State University, and a BA in journalism from Indiana University. His research interests include environmental rhetoric and the history of environmentalism in America, as well as argumentation in media and mass communications.
Matt is a founding editor of the Silver Tongue and a PhD candidate in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds an MA in Linguistics from Temple University and a BA in English from Wilkes University. He researches epideictic rhetoric in consumer culture, and his dissertation examines the relationship between branding and consumer activism in the organic food industry.
Doug Cloud (emeritus)
Doug holds an MA and PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in journalism from Ohio University. He is interested in argumentation, counterpublics, and the role of identity categories in public discourse. He is currently an assistant professor at Colorado State University.
Hilary Franklin (emeritus)
Hilary holds an MA and PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in English from Haverford College. She is interested in Asian American rhetoric, media, and (counter)public theory. She can still be found on campus at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence.
Alexis Teagarden (emeritus)
Alexis holds a PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Government and English from Georgetown University. Her research is on public sphere theory and the rhetoric of public policy, particularly arguments about charter schools and education reform. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Matt Zebrowski (current Managing Editor)
The four founding editors are graduate students in and alumni of the Rhetoric Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
and our Illustrator
Kate is a PhD student in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MA in English Literature and a BFA, with a concentration in painting, from the University of Cincinnati. Her current studies focus on science, anthropology and aesthetics in the Victorian period.
Carolyn Commer, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Dickson-LaPrade, Carnegie Mellon University
Wenhao Diao, Carnegie Mellon University
Hailley Fargo, Coe College
Ashley Karlin, Carnegie Mellon University
Bill Marcellino, Carnegie Mellon University
Astrid Øksnevad, University of London
Will Penman, Carnegie Mellon University
Ethan Pullman, Carnegie Mellon University
Susan Ryan, Carnegie Mellon University
Kurt Sampsel, Carnegie Mellon University
David Seitz, University of Pittsburgh
Jeff Swift, North Carolina State University
Benedict Teagarden, University of London
Avery Jacob Wiscomb, Carnegie Mellon University