Beverly J. Moss

Beverly J. Moss

Beverly J. Moss

Professor and Director of Second-Year Writing


361 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Literacy studies/community literacy
  • Composition studies
  • Writing center studies


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988
  • MA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1982
  • BA, Spelman College, 1981

Beverly J. Moss is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University where she specializes in composition and literacy studies. Her scholarly interests include examining literacy in African American community spaces, composition theory and pedagogy and writing center theory and practice. Moss has served on the editorial boards of the College Composition and Communication journal and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. She is currently writing a book on the literacy practices of Phenomenal Women Incorporated, an African American women’s service and social club.

Selected Publications

  • Everyone’s an Author. (Second Edition) with Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Carole Clark Papper, and Keith Walters. NY: Norton & Co., 2016.
  • The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012. With Julia Voss, Steve Parks, Brian Baille, Steph Ceraso, and Heather Christiansen, co-editors. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014.
  • Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom. Edited collection (with Nels Highberg and Melissa Nicolas). Mahwah, NJ: International Writing Center Association Press and Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc., 2004.
  • A Community Text Arises: A Literate Text and a Literate Tradition in African-American Churches. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003.
  • Claiming Our Space on the Flo(or): Black Women and Collaborative Literacy Narratives.” Stories that Speak to Us: Curated Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. Eds. Scott DeWitt, Cynthia Selfe, and H. Lewis Ulman. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2013.

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