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Shyam SharmaAssociate Professor and Graduate Program DirectorProgram in Writing and RhetoricCollege of Arts and Sciences


Shyam Sharma is a scholar and teacher of writing and rhetoric who studies academic writing and communication at the intersection of the arts and sciences. His books include: Writing Support for International Graduate StudentsRethinking Education Across Bordersand Making Learning Happen. He has written about how U.S. universities are facilitating the academic transition and success of international graduate students. A former lecturer at the Tribhuvan University of Nepal, he is also an expert on higher education issues about Nepal and South Asia. For more, see


  • PhD and MA, University of Louisville
  • MA, BA and BEd, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu