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Michael G. Duncan

Assistant Professor
(713) 226-5576

Ph.D., Composition Studies, University of Memphis, 2009
M.A., Professional Writing, University of Memphis, 2005
B.A., Media Arts, University of Arizona, 1998


Mike Duncan first came to UHD in Fall 2009 after completing his doctorate at the University of Memphis. Dr. Duncan teaches Business and Technical Report Writing, Studies in English Grammar, Studies in Religious Texts, History of Rhetoric, Introduction to Usability, Usability Research Methods, Theories of Rhetoric, Editing, Research Methods, and Rhetorical Theory & Criticism.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Duncan is particularly interested in the areas of style, rhetorical theory, and early Christian rhetoric, and has published in each of these areas. He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate professional writing programs.

Selected Activities

Duncan, Mike and Adam Ellwanger. “The Rhetoric of Moderation in Deliberative Discourse: Barack Obama’s December 1, 2009 Speech at West Point.” Cogency 6.1 (2014): 63-90.

Duncan, Mike and Jillian Hill, “Termination Documentation.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 77.3 (2014) 1-15.

Duncan, Mike. "The New Christian Rhetoric of Origen." Philosophy & Rhetoric 46. 1 (2013): 88-104.

The Centrality of Style. Eds. Duncan, Mike and Star M. Vanguri. West Lafayette, ID: Parlor Press, 2013.

Duncan, Mike. "The Curious Silence of the Dog and Paul of Tarsus: Revisiting the Argument from Silence." Informal Logic 32.1 (2012): 51-82.

Duncan, Mike. "Polemical Ambiguity and the Composite Audience: Bush's September 20, 2001 speech to Congress and the Epistle of 1 John." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.5 (2011): 455-471.

Photograph of Dr. Michael Duncan


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