Dr. Milakovic received her Ph.D. in English from Texas Christian University and joined the Avila faculty in 2009. She specializes in rhetoric and composition, with research interests that include the rhetoric of war, visual rhetoric, and modern rhetorical theory. Dr. Milakovic has served as Managing Editor of Composition Studies
and published a book review on composition pedagogy in Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
In addition to teaching writing, she also teaches courses which examine the intersection of war and the arts, particularly as their interplay both shapes, and is informed by, public discourse.