Our Researcher-in-Residence program features a senior scholar in rhetoric and writing studies invited for an extended stay to work intensively with graduate students and to present their research. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact co-directors Dr. Derek Mueller ( and Dr. Kelly Pender (


Previous Researcher-in-Residence 

2018 Researcher-in-Residence 

Dr. Cheryl Geisler visited Virginia Tech November 5th and 6th, 2018, providing data analysis workshops and talking about her new book with Jason Swartz, Coding Streams of Language (WAC Clearinghouse, 2018).