David Beach

Associate Professor, English

Dr. Beach is featured in ACUE’s module: Leading the First Day of Class.

Beach is an Associate Professor teaching courses in Composition, Linguistics and Drama, and a mentor in the Graduate Teaching Assistant/Fellow Program at Radford University. Beach is also on the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Council and is the faculty advisor for the Creative Writers Guild and Exit 109, the literary and arts magazine. Previously, Beach served as the Associate Coordinator of the Undergraduate Writing Program and a faculty fellow in the Teaching and Learning Commons at West Virginia University.

Beach has worked in higher education for almost 30 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. He is also a playwright, director, and dramaturg.

Beach earned his BA in English Language and Literature from Marymount University. He received an MA in English Linguistics, a PhD in Education with a focus on the use of educational technology in composition and rhetoric from George Mason University, and an MFA in playwriting with concentrations in directing and dramaturgy from Hollins University.