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.

Building a web-based portfolio, a workshop for the Purdue Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA, November 10, 2021).

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.

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).


I'm currently teaching ENGL 433, Writing proposals & grants, and ENGL 680, Writing program administration #wpalife.

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

Conference presentation materials

Countdown to #WPAlife!

Back to #WPAlife! I’ve been asked to return to the director (WPA) position for Introductory Composition at Purdue. I’ll start on July 1, 2022, or January 2, 2023, depending on the Covid situation. (My grrrls and I are hoping to travel Summer 2022 if we can... but if we can’t do that safely, might as well get back to #WPAlife.) So that’ll be 156 or 341 days from today. Decision date is April 1, 2022.

Other stuff

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