Sean Kamperman

Prof. Sean Kamperman
Assistant Professor of English

Arts and Sciences Building 225
219.464.5650
Sean.Kamperman@Valpo.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Kamperman joined the English department after receiving his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy from the Ohio State University in May, 2019. In addition to Core, he teaches courses on Business & Professional Writing, Writing in the Health Sciences, Advanced Writing and Rhetoric, and Multimedia Writing.

Professor Kamperman’s research examines rhetorical issues such as ethos, credibility, and communicative competence in relation to community literacy and disability rights. His dissertation, “Intellectual/Developmental Disability, Rhetoric, and Self-Advocacy: A Case Study,” attempts to reimagine rhetorical pedagogy by considering how students with disabilities and professional self-advocates practice rhetoric. His research has appeared in the Gayle Morris Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative and Disability Studies Quarterly and is forthcoming in Critical Education.

After completing his B.A. at the University of Texas, Professor Kamperman worked as a grant writer and development coordinator for a local mental health nonprofit. He enjoys helping students discover the myriad ways effective rhetoric can make a positive difference in their communities.

EDUCATION

M.A. / Ph.D. – The Ohio State University

B.A. – University of Texas at Austin