Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida
M.A., English, Old Dominion University
B.A., English, Temple University
Office: 138 Franco Building
Dr. Christian Weisser is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks. He serves as Coordinator of both the Professional Writing Program and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program. Dr. Weisser is the Editor of Composition Forum, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal in rhetoric and composition.
Dr. Weisser's research focuses on the relationships between rhetoric and location. His current work investigates the rhetoric of sustainability in higher education. He has published eight books and numerous articles on writing and rhetoric. He enjoys teaching courses in technical, business, and electronic writing; basic and advanced composition; and environmental and sustainability rhetoric.
Most Recent Publications:
Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context. Parlor Press (WPA Series). Forthcoming March 2015. (ed. with Michelle Ballif, Anis Bawarshi, and Mary Jo Reiff).
Sustainability: A Bedford Spotlight Reader. Bedford/St. Martin’s. November 2014.
Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century. Pearson/Prentice Hall. January 2009. (with Sidney Dobrin and Christopher Keller).
The Locations of Composition. State University of New York Press. July 2007. (ed. with Christopher Keller).
The ETDs Sourcebook: Theses and Dissertations in the Electronic Age. Dekker Press. April 2005. (ed. with Ed Fox, Sharooz Feizabadi, and Joe Moxley).
Moving Beyond Academic Discourse: Composition Studies and the Public Sphere. Southern Illinois University Press. March 2002.
Natural Discourse: Toward Ecocomposition. State University of New York Press. March 2002. (with Sidney Dobrin).
Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches. State University of New York Press. March 2001. (ed. with Sidney Dobrin).