Associate Coordinator, Undergraduate Writing
West Virginia University
Dr. Beach is featured in ACUE’s module: Leading the First Day of Class.
Beach is a Teaching Assistant Professor and the Associate Coordinator of the Undergraduate Writing Program at West Virginia University. In this role, Beach works with graduate Teaching Assistants and lecturers new to the classroom in addition to teaching undergraduate Composition and Rhetoric courses. Beach is also a faculty fellow in the Teaching and Learning Commons, providing faculty across the curriculum with workshops and other resources to support their instruction.
Beach has worked in higher education for 25 years and prior to that in corporate training/global education. He has taught Composition and Rhetoric, Drama, and Business Communications at George Mason University, American University and the Czech Management Centre. His research interests include integration of information literacy into composition curricula, hypertextual argumentation, and representations of the male in modern drama. Earlier projects have focused on writing in business, writing in engineering, argumentation theories, and writing program administration.
Beach earned his BA in English Language and Literature from Marymount University. He received an MA in English Linguistics and a PhD in Education with a focus on the use of educational technology in composition and rhetoric from George Mason University.