Christopher Eisenhart

Associate Professor / Chairperson





Liberal Arts 340


Carnegie Mellon PhD
Carnegie Mellon MA
Nebraska Wesleyan University BA

Research interests

  • Rhetoric
  • Style
  • Professional, Technical, and Political Communication
  • Discourse Analysis

Professor Eisenhart teaches courses in style, rhetoric, grants writing, document design, science and technology writing, and frequently teaches our graduate thesis research course.  Since completing an undergraduate degree in creative writing and political theory, he alternated between work in technical communications and teaching English before pursuing his Phd in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon, where he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship.  Professor Eisenhart recently co-edited and contributed to a volume of studies with Barbara Johnstone, Rhetoric in Detail (2008).

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