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)


  • Religious Rhetorics
  • Advanced Composition
  • Research Methods in Writing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Communication in Professional Cultures

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Education
  • Religious Rhetorics
  • Public Discourse
  • Writing Teacher Preparation

Recent Publications

  • “‘Inspiration of Delivery’: John A. Broadus and the Evangelical Underpinnings of Extemporaneous Oratory.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 45.4 (2015): 279-299.
  • “Coming to (Troubled) Terms: Methodology, Positionality, and the Problem of Defining ‘Evangelical Christian.’” Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories. Ed. Michael-John DePalma and Jeffrey M. Ringer. New York: Routledge, 2014. 103-124. With Jeffrey M. Ringer.
  • “The Mt. Oread Manifesto on Rhetorical Education 2013.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44.1 (2014): 1-5. Contributor.
  • “Learning Not to Preach: Beth Moore and the Rhetoric of Constraint.” Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Ed. David Gold and Catherine Hobbs. New York: Routledge, 2013. 217-238.
  • Review of Listening to the Logos: Speech and the Coming of Wisdom in Ancient Greece, Christopher Lyle Johnstone. Rhetorica 31.1 (2013): 124-128.
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