Joshua Gardner

Teaching Instructor
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Joshua Gardner is a Teaching Instructor in the Department of English. He joined the English faculty in 2017. After beginning his teaching career in intermediate grades, he realized both his love for teaching and specifically, love for teaching writing. However, he realized his teaching home is more at the postsecondary level than the elementary level. A native North Carolinian (born and raised in a rural town near Charlotte), Josh is now proud to call Greenville home and work with fantastic undergraduate students at ECU. While he loves teaching, he also loves balance in his life. For Josh, balance comes from running many miles each week, consuming copious amounts of coffee daily, and snuggling his pit bull, Dolly, as much as he can. In addition to teaching, he also serves as an undergraduate advisor for English majors at ECU.


  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • M.A., English, Rhetoric and Composition, East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Vegan Studies/Vegan Rhetorics
  • Queer Rhetorics
  • Feminist Rhetorics
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Writing Pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing¬†
  • ENGL 2201: Writing About the Disciplines¬†¬†