English & Creative Writing

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Betsy Verhoeven
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 570-372-4192
Email: verhoeven@susqu.edu
Office Location: Fisher Hall - Rm 244

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of Denver
MA, Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater
BA, Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater

Verhoeven is the writing coordinator and an assistant professor of English. She teaches composition and rhetoric, including Writing and Thinking classes and upper-division courses in publishing and in the rhetoric of popular culture, American identity, and environmentalism. She is honored to hold a Winifred and Gustave Weber Fellowship in the Humanities.

Scholarly interests include the history of rhetoric, especially the newspaper rhetoric of women and laboring classes during the American Revolution. She recently published a paper in Rhetoric Society Quarterly on female editorialists of the revolutionary period and is drafting a book-length project on the vernacular rhetoric of a Boston newspaper, The Massachusetts Spy. While pursuing a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University’s multi-disciplinary first-year writing program, she became interested in how writing varies across disciplines, and she is co-authoring an article with archeologist Christine Beaule, Ph.D., on variations in humanities and science approaches to presenting evidence in research papers.


  • ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
  • ENGL-265 Forms of Writing: Essay
  • ENGL-290 Aesthetics and Interpretation
  • ENGL-381 Adv Comp: Rhetoric & the Environment
  • ENGL-382 Reading/Writing/Teaching Difference
  • ENGL-388 Entertainmnt, Art, Pol, Ethics
  • ENGL-520 Practicum
  • ENGL-540 Internship
  • HONS-200 Thought and Civilization
  • HONS-301 Reading/Writing Difference
  • OFFP-NIREPCE Peace and Youth in Northern Ireland
  • OFFR-NIREPCE Peace and Youth in Northern Ireland
  • OFFS-NIREPCE Peace and Youth in Northern Ireland
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives
  • WRIT-540 Internship

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