Glen McClish

Glen McClishOn Sabbatical
Office: Storm Hall West 148 | Phone: (619) 594-2204 
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Curriculum Vita

Since 1999, Glen McClish (Ph.D., Rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley ) has been Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University. He has published articles and reviews in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, College English, The Journal of Communication and Religion, The Journal of Teaching Writing, Rhetorica, Rhetoric Review, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Composition Studies, and Communication Education. In addition, he has edited a composition textbook and several instructors’ manuals. His scholarly interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American rhetoric (with a particular emphasis on African American discourse), as well as composition and communication pedagogy.  He has served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, President of the California State University English Council and the American Society for the History of Rhetoric, Chair of the CSU English Placement Test Development Committee, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhetoric Society of America.  Since 2000, he has worked with local school districts and community colleges to improve college readiness.  As a part of this effort, he is currently on the Steering Committee of the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course.  He has served as the Vice-Chair of the SDSU Senate and as Chair of the Committee on Committees.  In addition, he has served as a Member at Large of the Senate Executive Committee and as a member of task forces dedicated to serving commuting students, improving recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, improving course evaluations, and examining class size.  He is currently ​Corresponding Secretary of SDSU’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (Nu of California).    

Glen McClish, “A Kind of Eloquence of the Body”: Quintilian’s Advice on Delivery for the Twenty-First-CenturyRhetor.”Advances in the History of Rhetoric19.2 (2016): 172–187.

“Strong Understanding and Immoderate Feelings: A Case for the Influence of Hugh Blair’s Concept of Taste on Jane Austen’sSense and Sensibility.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric18.1 (2015): 69–96. 

“The Instrumental and Constitutive Rhetoric and Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass.” Rhetorica 33.1 (2015):  34–70.

“ ‘To Furnish Specimens of Negro Eloquence’: William J. Simmons’sMen of Markas a Site of Late-Nineteenth-Century African American Rhetorical Education.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly44.1 (2014): 46–67.

“Transforming the African Missionary Narrative: Rhetorical Innovation in Martin Delany’sOfficial Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric16.2 (2013): 107–40.

“ ‘Pardon Me for the Digression’: Robert Forten and James Forten Jr. Address the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.”Advances in the History of Rhetoric15.2 (2012): 129–158.

“Frederick Douglass and the Consequences of Rhetoric: The Interpretive Framing and Publication History of the January 2, 1893 Haiti Speeches.”  Rhetorica30.1 (2012): 37–73.