Todd Ruecker

University of Nevada, Reno

I am an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of Core Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to working with linguistically and culturally diverse students at the postsecondary level in the U.S., I have taught EFL in workplaces and K-12 schools in the Czech Republic and Chile, learning Czech and Spanish along the way. I have taught first-year writing, technical/professional writing, and upper division and graduate courses at multiple institutions. Learn more about my classes on the Teaching page.

My research is primarily focused on investigating issues surrounding the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of education worldwide and working to transform educational institutions and writing classrooms into more welcoming spaces for all students. Much of this work is theoretically grounded but pedagogically oriented, focusing on linguistically diverse peer review, the development of new teaching practices, and literacy experiences across the curriculum and at different institutions.

As described in my CV, I have have published articles in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, TESOL Quarterly, and Writing Program Administration. My first book, Transiciones: The Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College, was published in 2015 with Utah State University Press. Read about this and my additional books on the Books page.