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Ryan S. Hoover, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric

Phone: 512-492-3145

  • PhD in Technical Communications and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2009
  • MA in English at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 2005
  • BS in Computing Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 2003
Why I Teach

I believe that students learn the most when coursework is directly related to their own experiences and aspirations. In my classes, they examine abstract and theoretical concepts, and are encouraged to apply what they learn to their lives. My goal is to help students see the relationship between the textbook and the world. To accomplish this, I combine traditional essays, multimedia compilations and community service to make learning more meaningful.  

There is nothing more enjoyable to me than observing a student discover a passion for the role of language and rhetoric in society. Being able to support students in this wonderful experience is why I teach.