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I am a third-year doctoral student of rhetoric and professional communication in the English department at Iowa State University. I regularly teach first-year English composition and business communication at Iowa State in addition to working on my graduate school work. I also have worked as a consultant at the Writing and Media Help Center on campus and worked on developing its website in Spring 2007.

My research interests include pedagogy, especially composition, business communication, and writing center pedagogy. I am still in the process of conducting pilot studies understanding the implications of writing center theory and practice to student learning in multimodal contexts. I completed my Masters' in English Literature at North Dakota State University, where I spent my first three years in United States after coming from India.

Abhi Rao



Last Updated: 27 March 2008
Contact: 449 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011-1201
Tel: (515)294-8735
Email: arao(at)

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