Detailed Information for David Rankin

Dr. David Rankin 
English
 » Chair and Professor
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 214 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4126
Fax: (940) 397-4931
 
 

Contact Information

david.rankin@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

English Linguistics

History of the English Language

Structural and Transformational Grammar

English Syntax

Literature of Science

Writing Theory

Stylistics

Science Fiction Literature and Film


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 3513  201  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR  8:00-9:20 a.m.

Details Spring 2014 1123  217  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR  11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2013 3513  001  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
Details Fall 2013 1113  118  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2013 3513  201  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

8:00-9:20 TR

Details Spring 2013 1123  216  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2013 1123  216  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2012 3513  101  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2012 1123  1H1  Rhetoric and Composition    Bea Wood Hall 226

MWF  11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2012 4513/5513  201/201  History of the English Language    Bea Wood Hall 210

MW 12:30 - 1:50.

Details Spring 2012 3513  201  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW  8:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Details Fall 2011 3513  101  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Details Fall 2011 1113  108  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Details Summer I 2011 6113  301  Advanced Rhetorical Graammar    Bea Wood Hall 226

MTWR 1:00-5:00

Details Summer I 2011 2113  304  Composition Skills    Daniel Building 345

MTWR  10:10-12:10

Details Spring 2011 5523  201  Introduction to Linguistics    Bea Wood Hall 210

9:30-10:50  TR

Details Spring 2011 4523  201  Introduction to Linguistics    Bea Wood Hall 210

9:30-10:50  TR

Details Spring 2011 3513  201  Advanced Grammar    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 8:00-9:20

Details Fall 2010 3723  101  Special Topics: Science Fiction    Bea Wood Hall 226

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2010 1113  116  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 124

TR 9:30-10:50




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ph.D. Communication and Rhetoric May 10 1973 12:00AM 
West Virginia University BA English May 15 1967 12:00AM 
West Virginia University MA English May 16 1969 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Winthrop University  Associate Professor of English  August 1973  May 1992
 Winthrop University  Director of Writing  August 1973  May 1981
 Winthrop University  Professor of English  August 1992  May 2009
 Winthrop University  Director, Teaching and Learning Center  August 2008  June 2009
 Winthrop University  Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program  January 2001  May 2009
 Winthrop University  Interim Associate VP for Graduate Studies  January 2006  June 2008
 Midwestern State University  Professor and Chair, Department of English  July 15, 2009  



Research and Publications

 

“Teaching Metaphor,” an article in the Journal of College Composition and Communication, October, 1970.

 

“Grammars and Composition,” a paper presented at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication, Anaheim, CA, March, 1974.

 

Fundamentals of Fiction, a textbook.  Co-author with Earl J. Wilcox.  Boston, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1976.

 

“Syntax and Style in Composition,” a paper presented at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March, 1977.

 

“Syntactic Elements of Style,” an article in Language and Style, an international journal, spring, 1979.

 

The New Grammarsa series of 24 ½-hour television programs for South Carolina Educational Television.  Wrote all scripts and was the on-camera teacher-host for the series.  Series aired in 1979 and again in 1980.

 

“Linear Expansion and Redundancy in Natural Language and Art,” a paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, North Carolina State University, June 8, 1983.  Co-author J. F. Crook.  Paper also selected for and published in the proceedings.

 

“Doubleplusungrammatizing the Proles and Us,” a paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on the Humanities, Ohio State University, May 4-6, 1984.

 

“Changes in the Information Theoretical Structure of English,” a paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, June 15, 1985.

 

Fundamentals of Fictiona textbook.  Co-author with Earl J. Wilcox.  Reprinted by University Press of America, August, 1993.

 

Out of Line(tentative title) a book on structural parallels between language and culture.  Will  submit proposal to the Scholarly and Reference Division of Palgrave Macmillan this fall.