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Cynthia Pope

Cynthia Pope

Cynthia Pope

Assistant Teaching Professor


Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
229 HB Crouse Hall
Office: 315.443.1912


Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Texas Tech University.

M.S. in Cognitive Dissonance and RTI from Minnesota State University of Mankato.

M.A. in Rhetoric and Post-Colonial Literature from Minnesota State University of Mankato.

M.A. in Visual Rhetoric and Postmodern Studies from Minnesota State University of Mankato.

B.S.T. in Composition and Public Speaking from Minnesota State University of Mankato.

Research and Teaching Interests

Public rhetorical discourse surrounding activist art, community and civic engagement, and rhetorical theory, digital rhetoric, multimodal design, ethics of rhetoric and technical communication.


Pope, Cynthia (Jan 2023). Book Reviewer for Laura Gonzalez’ Sites of Translation:
What Multilinguals Can Teach us about Digital Writing and Rhetoric (Introductory technical communication text). W.W. Norton & Company. Serin Lee, Editor.

Pope, Cynthia (July 2022). “Re-Envisioning US Paper Currency within Technical
Communications through Ethical Frameworks.” IEEE ProComm Conference Publication pp. 347-350. DOI: 10.1109/ProComm53155.2022.00071

Co-authored with Randall McClure. 2010. “Concurrent Enrollment in Rural Minnesota:  Addressing the Needs Caused by Shifting Demographics, Economics and Academics.” College Credit for Writing in High School: The “Taking Care of” Business. Eds. Kristine Hansen and Christine Farris. NCTE, Urbana, IL. 189-207.

Prior Experience

2018-present – teaching specialist of rhetoric and technical communication at the University of Minnesota.

2008-2020 – Instructor of rhetoric/composition, technical communication, communication studies, and critical thinking at Minnesota State University of Mankato.


Member of the following organizations: College Composition & Communications CCCC; Association of Teachers of Technical Writing; Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies; Association of Writers & Writing Programs; Rhetoric Society of America; Coalition for Community Rhetoric; Applied Rhetoric Collaborative; National Council for Teachers of English; MN Reading Association; MN Association for Developmental & ELL Education; MN Writing & English Association.