Bradley Dilger

Associate 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 seventh year at Purdue University, where I recently directed our first-year writing program, Introductory Composition at Purdue. Previously, I was professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Selected scholarship

I have two central 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 J. Velázquez, 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.

Other scholarship

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


I'm currently teaching ENGL 203, Introduction to professional writing research, and ENGL 309, Digital design & production.

Find my list of future and past courses.

Conference presentation materials

Other stuff

Copyright © 2005–2021 Bradley Dilger.