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Dr. Michael Rifenburg

Title: Associate Professor - English
Phone: 706-867-2958

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


J. Michael Rifenburg is an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega where he teaches lower and upper division courses within the Writing & Publication track. For the past decade, he has worked with and written about student-athlete literacy at two different Division I schools and one Division II school. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript detailing the literacy practices of big-time college sports. Follow him on Twitter @jmrifenburg and read his work on football plays and multimodality in Composition Forum.


  • 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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