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Dr. Trevor Meyer

Dr. Trevor Meyer



2810 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2018

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. English: Rhetoric and Composition; University of South Carolina, 2018
  • M.A. English; University of Northern Colorado, 2012
  • B.A. English: Liberal Arts; University of Northern Colorado, 2010
  • B.A. Philosophy, Minor: Film; University of Northern Colorado, 2010

Courses Taught

Dr. Meyer has taught courses in rhetoric (theory and history), professional & technical writing, and composition.

Academic Interests

He is interested in ancient, global, and the history of rhetoric, argumentation, and the intersection of rhetorical theory and writing pedagogy. He is also interested in professional writing, game design, and cultural studies. More specifically, his recent work investigates questions of conflict, violence, and death throughout many discourses.

Scholarly Activity

Edited Collection:

  • “The Productive Violence of Pedagogy: Argumentation and Change in the Writing Course” Violence in Composition. Scott Gage & Kristie Fleckenstein eds. Utah UP. Forthcoming.

Book Reviews:

  • Review of Scot Barnett's Rhetorical Realism: Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things. Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication, 2016. Enculturation 31. June 2020.
  • Book Review of The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes, Ed. Bathussen and Davis, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Rhetoric & Public Affairs 20.1 Spring 2017.
  • “Cultivating the Democratic Spirit: Trained Capacities and Radical Progressive Rhetoric.” Book Review, Enculturation. January 2016.


  • “Dr. Trevor Meyer.” Interview. The Big Rhetorical Podcast: Emerging Scholars Series. Oct. 7, 2019
  • “Arrichion the Victorious and Agonistic Virtues” Blog Post. Love Fighting Hate Violence. July 3, 2017.

Student Group Advisement

  • Scribblers, the Undergrad Writing Club
  • Magic the Gathering Club

Other Professional Experiences

  • Internship Coordinator, Dept. of Language, Literature, & Writing

  • Advanced Placement English Language & Composition, Exam Scoring Leader