Bryna Siegel FinerProfessor of English

Director of Undergraduate Writing Programs

Office: 506-X Leonard Hall
Twitter: brynasf_edu
Personal Website


PhD, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island
EdM, English Education, Teachers College Columbia University
MFA, Poetry, Sarah Lawrence College
BA, English and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

Academic Interests

Writing Across the Curriculum, Rhetorics of Health and Medicine, Writing Teacher Education, First-Year Writing, Developmental/Basic Writing


Bryna Siegel Finer primarily teaches first-year writing courses and works with graduate students on projects related to teaching writing and rhetoric. She is associate editor at Rhetoric of Health & Medicine journal and co-editor of the Writing Spaces book series. A regular presenter at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, her published work has appeared in Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, Rhetoric Review, Teaching Writing in the Two-Year College, Praxis, Composition Studies, and the Journal of Teaching Writing, among others. 


  • White-Farnham, Jamie, Cathryn Molloy, Bryna Siegel Finer, Eds. (Forthcoming Winter 2024) Confronting Toxic Rhetoric: Writing Teachers’ Experiences of Rupture, Resistance, and Resilience. Peter Lang.
  • Siegel Finer, Bryna, Cathryn Molloy, Jamie White-Farnham. (September 2023) Patients Making Meaning: Theorizing Sources of Information and Forms of Support in Women’s Health. Routledge.
  • White-Farnham, Jamie, Bryna Siegel Finer, and Cathryn Molloy, Eds. (August 2019) Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity in the 21st Century. Routledge.
  • Siegel Finer, Bryna and Jamie White-Farnham, Eds. (November 2017) Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. Utah State University Press.