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Deborah Teague

Director of College Writing


Professional Profile

Deborah Coxwell-Teague holds an Associate in English, Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric (1990), M.S. in Reading/Language Arts (1983). Deborah’s publications include Everything's a Text, Pearson (2011), co-authored with Dan Melzer, and First-Year Composition: Putting Theory into Practice, Parlor Press (2014), co-authored with Ron Lunsford. She is also the author responsible for all revisions made in the two most recent editions of The Longman Writer, Pearson (2015, 2018), and the two most recent editions of The Longman Reader, Pearson (2015, 2019).



  • The Longman Reader. Pearson (2015, 2019).
  • The Longman Writer. Pearson (2015, 2018).
  • First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice. Co-edited with Ronald F. Lunsford. Parlor Press (2014).
  • Everything's a Text. Co-authored with Dan Melzer. Pearson (2011).
  • "Advanced Placement English and College Composition: A Comparison of Writing at the High School and First-Year College Levels." Co-authored with Ron Lunsford and John Kaiser. In What Is College-Level Writing? (2nd Edition). Ed. Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinberg. National Council Teachers of English (2010).
  • Finding Our Way: A Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Co-authored with Wendy Bishop. Houghton Mifflin (2005).
  • "Editing: Students' (and Teachers') Least Favorite Part of the Research Process." In A Guide to Research Writing. Ed. Wendy Bishop and Pavel Zemliansky. Boynton/Cook Heinemann (2005).
    "Eulogy for Richard Straub." Composition Studies (Spring 2002).
  • "Making Meaning--Your Meaning--As You Read." In The Subject Is Reading. Ed. Wendy Bishop. Boynton/Cook Heinemann (2000).