Thomas C. Reber, PhD Associate Professor
Office: Tower 911
Office Hours: MW 2-3:30, T 9-10, and by appointment
Dr. Reber's main interests are in rhetoric and composition, science fiction, and the Core Curriculum. He advises students in the English Department's Writing Minor. In 2005, he completed a three-year term as Director of the Core Curriculum, where he initiated a new process for assessing the quality of the Core.
His recent research on the debate about what kind of new Peace Bridge should be built has led him to investigate the history of the bridge. Currently, he is researching and writing a biographical article on Alonzo C. Mather, who tried in the 1890's to get government approval for an electricity-producing bridge at the site of the current Peace Bridge.
Earlier research has included a paper on the Peace Bridge debate of the 1990's and an article on the use of electronic discussion in literature courses.
- Document Writing, Oral Writing
- Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey), H.G. Wells (The Invisible Man), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)