English Department Faculty

BreitenfeldtFacultyPhoto.jpgJeffrey Breitenfeldt

Instructor of English, MCP Curriculum Area Liaison for Writing and General Education


B.A., Literature, Pacific University, 2008

B.A., Philosophy, Pacific University, 2008

M.A., Rhetoric and Writing, Oregon State University, 2010

Courses Taught

WRI 1050: English Fundamentals

WRI 1100: Analyzing and Writing Arguments

WRI 1101: Analyzing and Writing Arguments Lab (online)

WRI 1200: Research, Argument, and Writing

WRI 1201: Research, Argument, and Writing Lab (online)

Recent Conference Presentations

“Design Matters: Pedagogy for Analysis, Evaluation, and Production,” part of the panel 

Materiality and Ephemerality: Critical and Technical Literacies in Composition, Western States

Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Annual Convention--Salt Lake City, UT (2013)

“Writing and Attention,“ part of the panel Only Connect: Strategies for Engaging Reluctant,

Under-Prepared, and Inattentive Writers, Conference on College Composition and

Communication (CCCC), Annual Convention--Las Vegas, NV (2013)

“So Much Depends: Style and the Persuasive Link,” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA), 14th

Biennial Conference--Minneapolis, MN (2010)

“I’m Not Making This Stuff Up: Contextualizing Information Literacy Through Audience

Analysis,” Oregon Information Literacy Summit (2010) 

Research Areas

Information literacy instruction, new media composition, visual argument, and the role of attention and interfaces in digital rhetorics and public space.
Current Committee and Administrative Work

WASC Reaccreditation Self-Review Subcommittee (Written Communication), 2013-2014

General Education Curriculum and Assessment Committee (ad hoc/ex officio), 2012-2014

General Education Curriculum Revision Advisory Group, 2012-2013

CHSS Mission and Structure Committee, 2011-2012