Bradley Dilger

Professor, Department of English, Purdue University
+1-309-259-0328 ~ ~ @cbdilger

I study and teach writing transfer, networks, and programs using mixed empirical methods. I’m starting my ninth year at Purdue University, where I direct our first-year writing program, Introductory Composition at Purdue, and Professional Writing too. Previously, I was professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. I earned my PhD from Florida in 2003.

Curriculum vita: brief (2pp PDF, Nov 2023) or abridged (15pp PDF, Dec 2023).


Neil Baird and I are presenting our DBI work at SIGDOC 2023! Learn more.

Selected scholarship

I have two research projects. First, a methodological study of the discourse-based interview, including interview-based research with participants from universities and colleges across the USA. My collaborator Neil Baird and I recently edited a special issue of Composition Forum, and we’re now creating a web-based resource to help researchers new to the DBI.

I’m also developing Crow, the Corpus & Repository of Writing, with Shelley Staples, Michelle McMullin, Randi Reppen, Ola Swatek, Hadi Banat, and a team of graduate and undergraduate students from Purdue, Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and other universities. Our Crow platform is up and running! And I'm glad to say we have been awarded two major grants: a 2019 ACLS Digital Extension Grant, and a $142,000 grant from Humanities Without Walls. See our recent blog posts for more information.

Please contact me if you need access to any of the scholarship I describe here.

Other scholarship

I also have recent work in the collection Florida (Jeff Rice, ed, Parlor 2015) and the collection Networked Humanities (Brian McNely, ed, Parlor 2017).

Teaching & advising

In Fall 2023, I am teaching ENGL 309, Digital Design & Production.

I currently advise Kailyn Shartel Hall, Marisa Yerace, and Libby Chernouski. Adrianna Deptula, Danielle Giles, and Ghada Seif Eddiene participate in our biweekly research group.

Past advisees include Dr. Shelton Weech, Dr. Allegra Smith, Dr. Rebekah Sims, Dr. Hadi Banat, Dr. Michelle McMullin, and Dr. Derek Sherman.

Find my list of current, future, and past courses.

Conference presentation materials

Other stuff

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