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Dr. Toby Coley

Associate Professor
English Department
Office: Heard 114
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4561(254) 295-4561
Subjects Taught: Advanced Composition; Advanced Rhetoric; Rhetoric and Composition; Religion and Literature; Principles of Literature; British Literature 1 and 2
Degrees Earned: B.A., The College at Southeastern; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Toby F. Coley completed his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University (OH) in 2011 and teaches courses in Rhetoric and Composition, British Literature, Religion and Literature, Advanced Composition, and Advanced Rhetoric at UMHB. His research investigates the connections between writing, ethics, digital media, and religion.  He also conducts research on C.S. Lewis. His publications have been featured in Rhetoric ReviewComputers and Composition, Computers & Composition Online, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, VII: The Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, and Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. His book, Teaching with Digital Media in Writing Studies: An Exploration of Responsibilities was published in the fall of 2011 (Peter Lang Press).  He also writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories. His creative work has been featured in the venues such as the The Windhover, Black & White, and The FictionWeek Literary Review.

Recent Publications
Research Interests
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Ethics and Writing
  • Composing with Digital Media
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Religion and Literature
  • Writing Across the Curriculum