Elizabeth H. Curtin
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of English
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD 21801

 Chair, Department of English


I knew you'd rather see a picture of my dog than one of me.Office: Holloway Hall 339B
Telephone: 410-548-5594
Fax: 410-548-2142
Email: ehcurtin@salisbury.edu

As chair since 2005, I work with a department of nineteen tenure-track faculty, six full-time non-tenure track faculty, three part-time instructors and twelve Teaching Assistants, all of whom are graduate students in English. My major teaching areas are undergraduate composition and graduate courses in rhetoric, and my major area of scholarship is composition and rhetoric, particularly concerned with the history of rhetorical theory, first -year writing courses and writing across the curriculum.


  • D.A. Carnegie Melon                                                                         
  • M.A.T. University of Virginia
  • B.A. University of Toronto


Dissertation: Research Writing in High School Writing Programs:
                      Examining Connections between Goals of Instruction and Requirements of College Writing

Salisbury State University Positions Held:


Syllabus for Research in Composition

Syllabus for Composition II

wAC assignment