Shyam Sharma

Shyam SharmaJob Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: (631) 632-9186

Office Location: Humanities 2109

Education: M.A. (English Literature, 2000), B.Ed. (English Language Teaching, 2005), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
                  M.A. (English, Composition, 2008) & Ph.D. (Rhetoric and Composition, 2012), University of Louisville, KY, US

Courses Taught, Tribhuvan University (2000-2006)

  • Linguistics and Stylistics; Foundations of Literature; Literary Criticism; Critical Theory; Intellectual History
  • Surveys of British and American Poetry; Drama; Fiction; Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Business English

Courses Taught, University of Louisville (2006-2012)

  • First Year Composition; Advanced Composition
  • British Literature
  • Business Writing

Teaching at Stony Brook University (2012-)

  • Senior Business Thesis

Academic Awards

  • K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington D.C., 2012 
  • Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, English Department, University of Louisville, 2011. 
  • Alice Barns Award for Outstanding Achievement in master's degree, University of Louisville, 2008. 
  • “Mahendra Bidya Bhusan” (gold medal), Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000. 

Professional Interests: Theories and pedagogies of composition and rhetoric, writing in the disciplines, digital media and composition, the intersection of global popular culture and literacy practices, multilingualism and language policies, and traditions and histories of rhetoric.

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Program in Writing and Rhetoric • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5340 • 631.632.7390
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