B.A. St. Michael's College 1974,
M.A. Purdue University 1977,
Ph.D. University of Missouri (Columbia) 1987


Professor Lovejoy teaches writing and literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He directs the Graduate Program in Writing and Literacy and the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, and is the editor of the Journal of Teaching Writing, a national journal for teachers of writing at all educational levels.

Academic interests

Rhetoric and composition, language varieties/"Englishes," language rights, teaching writing in linguistically diverse classrooms, academic writing, writing pedagogy, self-directed writing, teacher education.


English Composition I Written "Englishes": Living Cultural Realities Teaching Writing: Issues and Approaches Advanced Writing in the Arts and Sciences Introduction to Writing and Literacy Studies


Indiana University Teaching Award, 2015 and 2012 Award for Distinguished Service and Mentoring, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Research Network Forum, 2010 Intercollegiate Athletic Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001 School of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award, 2000 Award for Service, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Research Netowrk Forum, 1995


Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy (Columbia University, Teachers College Press, 2014); Writing, Process, Product & Power (Prentice Hall, 1993);
and articles/book chapters in Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to PracticeDegree of Change Linguistics and EducationJournal of Teaching WritingEnglish Journal, and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.


Editor, Journal of Teaching Writing. Editorial Board, Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Book Reviewer, National Council of Teachers of English. Co-Chair, Language Policy Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Executive Committee, Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Executive Board, Indiana Teachers of Writing Board of Advisors and Publications Chair, Indiana Teachers of Writing.

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