Amy Milakovic, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Humanities and Associate Professor of English Phone 816-501-3652

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 that examine the intersection of war and the arts, particularly as their interplay both shapes, and is informed by, public discourse. 

Rhetorical Studies, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Ph.D., Texas Christian University
“Science, Poetics, and Immersive Field Ecology: Generating New Knowledge through Interdisciplinary Inquiry.” Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education. Co-author Dr. Karin Gastreich. Fall 2021, 4.3. Forthcoming.
“’What did you do in the war, Mommy?’:Competing Constructs in the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.” Rhetoric Across Borders. Ed. Anne Teresa Demo. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. Chapter 18
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