Bradley Dilger

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

I study and teach writing transfer, networks, and programs using mixed empirical methods. I’m finishing my eighth year at Purdue University, where I recently directed our first-year writing program, Introductory Composition at Purdue... and will do so again soon! Previously, I was professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Building a web-based portfolio, a workshop for the Purdue Professional Writing Association (PWA, April 12, 2022).

Countdown to #WPAlife!

Back to #WPAlife! I’ve been asked to return to the director (WPA) position for Introductory Composition at Purdue. I’ll be starting on August 15, 2022, which is the first day of our Fall 2022 orientation, -4 days from today.

Selected scholarship

I have two research projects. First, a collaborative longitudinal study of writing transfer, with sixteen student and fourteen faculty participants from a regional state comprehensive university. My collaborator Neil Baird and I are writing up our findings as a series of articles. See more on our web site.

I’m also developing Crow, the Corpus & Repository of Writing, with Shelley Staples, Ashley JoEtta, Michelle McMullin, Adriana Picoral, Randi Reppen, 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).


In Fall 2022, I will host the Hutton Lectures in Rhetoric & Composition.

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

Conference presentation materials

Other stuff

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