Department of English

Alexander Champoux-Crowley

Adjunct Faculty of English
Champoux-Crowley, Alexander

Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, 2021 expected
  • M.A., English Composition and Pedagogy, University of Maine, 2015
  • B.A., English, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), 2011


Alexander Champoux-Crowley teaches ENG 100 at USM, and teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in writing and rhetoric at Metropolitan State University. He has also taught rhetoric, academic writing, composition pedagogy, and technical writing courses at Colby College, the University of Maine (Orono), and the University of Minnesota. His research interests include critical/translingual approaches to composition pedagogy, writing program administration (WPA), first-year writing, writing about writing pedagogy, genre and activity theory, and transfer. As a teacher of college composition, his goal is to introduce students to practices of metalinguistic and metacognitive reflection--to languaging about language, and thinking about thinking--as they approach the diverse language situations that they will encounter at the university and beyond. His dissertation, "Negotiation & Translation in First Year Composition WPA Work: Transformative Professional Knowledge to Composition Practice" focuses on how WPAs weave their commitments to liberatory theories into their work as administrators of first year college composition programs.