Bradley Smith received his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Illinois State University. His dissertation is a synthesis of research and scholarship in the fields of composition and rhetoric and cognitive linguistics. Bradley's research interests involve the intersections of cognitive linguistics and composition and rhetoric as well as writing pedagogy, first-year writing, and writing program administration.
Bradley has presented at regional and national conferences, including Conference on College Composition and Communication. His recent scholarship includes an article on Richard Powers' novel Plowing the Dark published in Mosaics: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and a book article on masculinity in the film We Were Soldiers.
Before coming to Columbia College, Bradley taught at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington and at Central Washington University. Bradley is originally from northern Illinois but most recently lived in North Central Washington. There, he worked as an adjunct at Wenatchee Valley College and Central Washington University. He is glad to be back in Chicago.
Office Location: English Department, 100-F, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8254
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605