Hiking Wordsworth's Lake District
My full name is Robert Lavery Broad, which has a nice ring to it. That name also records my matriarchal as well as my patriarchal lines. Still, as a modest counter-weight to the self-serious tendencies of the academy, I've chosen to make my informal name (Bob) my professional name.
I am a Professor of English at Illinois State University, teaching graduate courses in rhetoric & composition, writing assessment, research methods, and pedagogy as well as a variety of undergraduate courses in writing, English Studies, and English Education.
My research interests include writing assessment, qualitative research methods, rhetorical theories, and composition pedagogy.
(click on the image to link to the publisher's web page):
Office hours for spring 2013
(during weeks when classes are in session):
Office Phone: (309) 438 - 7704
Office location: STV 403
Email Bob Broad
Via U.S. mail:
Campus Box 4240
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4240