Dr. Liberty Kohn

PhD University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Liberty Kohn holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. He enjoys teaching courses in public writing, digital writing, editing, technical writing and teaching theory. His courses include writing projects that solve communication problems and let students build a professional portfolio while collaborating with peers.

Liberty has served as a content editor and ghostwriter for Fountainhead Educational Press, worked as a music journalist for the international pop culture magazine PopMatters and helped community groups with grant writing. His research interests are public and technical writing, genre theory and literacy studies. His scholarship has appeared in the edited collections Class in the Composition Classroom and Technology in the Literature Classroom as well as the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Composition Forum, Journal of Working Class Studies, Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Journal of Language Literacy and Education, Technoculture and more.

He also serves as Writing Center Director, founded Winona State’s Writing Across the Curriculum program and chaired the university’s faculty development program. He is completing a book project entitled Mapping Publics that focuses on sustainability and market rhetorics in the public sphere. He is also a guitarist who enjoys playing blues and jazz and who dabbles in sound art.