Paige M. Hermansen specializes in rhetoric and composition and teaches courses in writing, rhetorical grammar, and rhetorical history and theory. Her research focuses on the rhetoric of education policy and the promotional discourse of colleges and universities. She is also interested in queer and feminist theory, LGBTQIA studies, literacy studies, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.
Outside the classroom, Paige is committed to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and engaging with students on social justice issues. Her current research focuses on the design of developmental writing courses and the promotional discourse of community colleges. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar and drums, hiking with her partner and their beagle, and traveling.
English 303: Persuasive Communication