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Dr. Michael Rifenburg

Title: Associate Professor - English
Interim Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Phone: 706-867-2958

Office: Dunlap Hall, 206C, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Rhetoric and Composition


J. Michael Rifenburg, associate professor of English at the University of North Georgia, serves as director of First-Year Composition and Senior Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Writing within UNG’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. He authored The Embodied Playbook: Writing Practices of Student-Athletes (Utah State University Press, 2018) and co-edited Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing (WAC Clearinghouse, 2017). His next book, Drilled to Write: A Longitudinal Study of a Cadet at a Senior Military College, is currently under contract


  • Ph.D., Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • M.A., Rhetoric and Composition, Auburn University, 2009
  • B.A., English, Georgia College & State University, 2005

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