Previous Gorgias Society Presidents:

The way they were! And where they are now.


1983-1984 Lynn Worsham
Lynn graduated with a Ph.D. Humanities (Rhetoric) and took a position at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Tenured. She served as Director of the Graduate Program and of Modern Studies. She has recently taken a position at the U of South Florida, Tampa.

1984-1985 Renee Clark (Hopkins)
Renee graduated with an M.A. Humanities (Rhetoric). She is now Managing Editor of D Magazine (Dallas).

1985-1986 Lorie Goodman and Paul Hunter
Lorie graduated with a Ph.D. Humanities (Rhetoric) and took a position at Pepperdine U. Tenured. She has developed the undergraduate major in rhetoric and composition.

1986-1987 Audrey Wick
Audrey graduated with a Ph.D. Humanities (Rhetoric) and took a position as Director of First-Year English at UTA.

1987-1989 (2 terms) Cynthia Haynes
Cynthia graduated with a Ph.D. in Humanities (Rhetoric) and accepted a position at the UT-Dallas as Director of the Writing Program. Cynthia has developed and directs (with Jan Holmevik) LinguaMOO.

1989-1990 Glen Swafford
Glen graduated with a M.A. Humanities (Rhetoric) and went to Japan to teach English.

1990-1991 Michelle Ballif and Robert Cook
Michelle graduated with a Ph.D. in Humanities (Rhetoric) and took a position at the U of GA, Athens.


Bob is ABD in Humanities (Rhetoric and Media) and took a position as Director of the Media Center at Southern Illinois U, Carbondale.

1991-1992 Kym Wyznecki and Tom Iwanski

1992-1994 (2 terms) Diane Davis and Jo Suzuki
Diane graduated with a Ph.D. in Humanities (Rhetoric) and took a position at Old Dominion and is now in the Department of Rhetoric at U of Iowa, Iowa City.

Jo is ABD Humanities (Rhetoric) and is teaching at Texas Wesleyian U, Ft. Worth.

1994-1995 Josh Kretchmar and Laura Foss
Josh finished his M.A. Humanities (Rhetoric) and now is working on his Ph.D. at UTA. Laura finished her M.A. English (Rhetoric).

1995-1996 Matthew Levy and Kimberly Ellison
Matt finished his M.A. Humanities (Rhetoric) and moved back to NC and cut a CD with Kismet, his Jazz group.

1996-1997 Beth Brunk and Douglas Brown
Beth is finishing her Ph.D. Humanities (Rhetoric and Literature).


Doug stopped work on his M.A. Humanities (Rhetoric) to take a position with ABC Sports in NY as Web designer for ABC Monday Night Football, and hopes to return to finish his degree.

1997-1998 Jane Dare and Jenny Bay
Jane finished her M.A. in Humanities (Literature).

Jenny is working on her Ph.D. English (Rhetoric Track).

1998-1999 Matthew Levy and Thomas Rickert

Matt moved back to Arlington to start working on his Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric Track).

Thomas is ABD, writing his dissertation on Zizek and Rhetoric/Composition, in pursuit of the Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric Track).

1999-2000 Stacy Thorne and Dave Rieder

Stacy is writing her dissertation toward the Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric Track).


Dave is studying for his exams for the Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric Track).


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