Emily Cope, Ph.D.

Emily Cope
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Contact Information
Humanities Center, Room 153

Meet Emily Cope


  • 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.