June Johnson Bube, PhD

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PhD, English

Associate Professor, English

Phone: 206-296-5425

Building/Room: Casey 510-05

June Johnson Bube CV (PDF)


I have two disciplinary concentrations: American literature (with an emphasis on 19th century women’s writing and Western American literature) and Rhetoric and Composition (with an emphasis on first-year writing, argumentation, and collaborative rhetoric).  With John C. Bean, I have co-authored multiple editions of a leading first-year rhetoric textbook and a well-known argument textbook.  Solo, I published three editions of Global Issues, Local Arguments, a textbook blending global studies and writing studies. Recently, I published an article on teaching collaborative rhetoric as an alternative to argument in the Journal of Teaching Writing and an article on global literature of witness and collaborative listening in College English.  As director of the Writing Studies minor, I continue to explore courses that cross over disciplines, blending literature and writing studies.

I have graduate degrees from three institutions: an M.A in Education from Stanford University; an M.A. in English from Mills College; and a Ph.D. in 19th century American literature from the University of Washington.  My professional life has spanned three different careers:  I served as chair of the English Department at a private school in Los Angles, grades 7-12; I was an associate editor at the former Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; in the last two decades, I have been an assistant and associate professor at Seattle University.

Teaching and Recent Interests

First-Year Writing and First-Year Success, Academic Writing and Environmental Studies (water issues), Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing in the Disciplines, Global Studies, Argumentation, Collaborative Rhetoric and Empathy Studies, and Western American Literatures

New Courses I Have Taught or Will Teach in the Next Two Years

Writing about Writing: Theory and Practice, Advanced Writing: Arguing, Listening, Collaborating, Genres of Western American Literature, and Other American Wests: Counterstories