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Job Title: Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director



Phone: (631) 632-9186 

Office Location: Humanities 2109



  • Ph.D. (Rhetoric and Composition, 2012), University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • M.A. (English, Composition, 2008), University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • M.A. (English Literature, 2000), Central Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • B.Ed. (English Language Teaching, 2005), Central Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • B.A. (English Literature, 2005), Butwal Multiple College, Tribhuvan University, Butwal, Nepal 


  • John Richard Binford Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies (PhD, University of Louisville 2008-12), Louisville, December 2012 
  • K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington D.C., 2012 
  • Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, English Department, University of Louisville, 2011. 
  • Alice Barns Award for Outstanding Achievement in master's degree, University of Louisville, 2008. 
  • “Mahendra Bidya Bhusan” (gold medal), Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000. 


  • Theories and pedagogies of composition and rhetoric
  • Writing in the disciplines (with a focus on the graduate level) -- "GWID" 
  • Traditions and histories of rhetoric in and beyond the West
  • Digital media and composition
  • Intersection of literacy practices with global/local popular culture 
  • Multilingualism and language policies




For a more detailed professional portfolio, please see  www.shyamsharma.net.


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