A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Emily Cope, Ph.D.


  • B.A. Moody Bible Institute of Chicago (May 2004)
  • M.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2008)
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2015)


  • Research Methods in Writing Studies
  • Senior Seminar in Professional Writing
  • Digital Writing
  • Rhetorical Communication

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Education
  • Religious Rhetorics
  • Writing Teacher Preparation

Recent Publications

  • Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Rhetoric and Writing. Co-editor with Gabriel Cutrufello and Kim Fahle Peck. 2020 - present.
  • “To Splinter and Split: Mapping the Terrain of Evangelical Christian Rhetoric in the Age of Trump.” New Directions in Rhetoric and Religion. Ed. James Vining. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Forthcoming 2021. With Holland Prior, Jeff Ringer, and Megan Von Bergen.
  • “Compartmentalizing Faith: How Three First-Semester Undergraduates Manage Evangelical Identities in Academic Writing.” Research in the Teaching of English 54.4 (2020): 367-391.
  • “Research Methods: Designing Methods Instruction and Experiences That Invite Undergraduates into the Field.” The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies. Ed. Dominic DelliCarpini, Jenn Fishman, and Jane Greer. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2020. 49-64. With Kim Fahle Peck, Kristine Johnson, and Shurli Makmillen.
  • “‘Inspiration of Delivery’: John A. Broadus and the Evangelical Underpinnings of Extemporaneous Oratory.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 45.4 (2015): 279-299.