Jean Nienkamp

  • Jean Nienkamp

    Associate Professor

    Office: 506B Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Phone: 724-357-3967


    PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1994

    Academic Interests

    Rhetorical History and Theory, Argumentation, and Writing

    Jean Nienkamp’s areas of interest include all aspects of rhetoric, and she is currently researching internal rhetorics; ethics, epistemology, and rhetoric; and Stephen Toulmin. Her most recent book, Internal Rhetorics: Toward a History and Theory of Self-Persuasion (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001), has been described as “thought provoking, intelligently organized and clearly written . . . articulat[ing] a point of view that can be recognized as something theorists have been trying to say all along” (Argumentation and Advocacy, Fall 2002).

    Jean’s favorite pastime is hiking in Pennsylvania’s beautiful woods with her dogs, Lincoln and Rori.