Dr. James E. Beitler recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of English.
Previously, Beitler was an assistant professor in Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition at Roger Williams University.
Beitler is an alumnus of Wheaton College, where he earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Systematic and Historical Theology. He completed a doctorate in English and education from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
His research interests include composition pedagogy and rhetorical criticism, and he has presented papers on these subjects at the annual conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Beitler is the author of Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States: The Rhetorical Authorization of Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, published earlier this year by Springer.
“When I was a student at Wheaton, one of the things that made an impression on me was the joy that my professors found in their teaching and scholarship,” Beitler says. “At Wheaton the significance of human learning is clearly expressed, but so too is a sense of delight in what God and humans have made. I’m excited to return to a place where, in the midst of academic conversations, expressions of joy and delight—rooted in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ—abound.”