David Beard

David Beard

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Writing Studies; UMD Graduate Faculty in English;  UM Twin Cities Graduate Faculty in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies

National Communication Association;  NCTE Conference on College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, American Forensic Association, International Listening Association, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric, Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing.

Contact Details


Telephone: 218-726-8442

Postal Address: Department of Writing Studies, UMD, Duluth, MN 55812


Research Interests

Research interests: History of Rhetoric, Literacy and Oral Communication Pedagogy.  Disciplinarity.


David Beard and Kate Vo Thi-Beard. “Comic Fans and Convergence Culture: Community of Readers in The Master of Kung Fu.” In Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion 2 (2009), online at:

David Beard and Katelyn Vo Thi-Beard.  “Silver Age in Hidden Places:  The Other Origin of Brainiac.” International Journal of Comic Art  9.2 (Fall 2007).  


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