Margaret S. Morris

255 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Assistant Professor


My primary role at MSU is a teaching role. I engage my students in a variety of activities to situate them as new scholars in a community engaged in knowledge creation. I teach them to question, reflect (on a wide range of data), and present their outcomes clearly.

Research Areas

Writing & Well-being, Collaboration, History of Rhetoric, Salon Movements, Editing/Editorial Roles, Travel & Epistolary Writing


BA in Journalism, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

MA in English, Writing Concentration, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

WRA 150H: Writing: The Evolution of American Thought Honors

WRA 195H: Writing as Inquiry Honors

WRA 333: Writing in Corporate Contexts

WRA 370: Grammar and Copyediting

WRA 471: Rhetoric of Grammar

University News

A P2W Major’s Bittersweet Goodbye to the College That Gave Her So Much
Published May 11, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
When I came to MSU, I was a Business-preference student with high ambition but little direction. I was in Writing as Inquiry (WRA 101) during my first semester here, when my professor, Margaret…Read now »