Toby F. Coley completed his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University (OH) in 2011 and teaches courses in Rhetoric and Composition, British Literature, Religion and Literature, Advanced Composition, and Advanced Rhetoric at UMHB. His research investigates the connections between writing, ethics, digital media, and religion. He also conducts research on C.S. Lewis. His publications have been featured in Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition, Computers & Composition Online, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, VII: The Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, and Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. His book, Teaching with Digital Media in Writing Studies: An Exploration of Responsibilities was published in the fall of 2011 (Peter Lang Press). He also writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories. His creative work has been featured in the venues such as the The Windhover, Black & White, and The FictionWeek Literary Review.
Subjects TaughtAdvanced Composition; Advanced Rhetoric; Rhetoric and Composition; Religion and Literature; Principles of Literature; British Literature 1 and 2
Degrees EarnedB.A., The College at Southeastern; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Ethics and Writing
- Composing with Digital Media
- C.S. Lewis
- Religion and Literature
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- “Sacramental Ontology in That Hideous Strength.” VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center (2020): 13-32.
- “[Enlightened saints they call them]” (poetry). The Windhover. 22.1 (2018): 55.
- Never Stop Learning. UMHB Blog Post. Jan.19, 2017
- Review. Kyoko Yuasa, C. S. Lewis and Christian Postmodernism: Word, Image, and Beyond. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4982-1938-9. Pp. 197. $20.80 Christianity and Literature. 66.3 (June 2017).
- Review. Kilby, Clyde S. A Well of Wonder: Essays on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Paraclete Press, 2016. The Cresset: A review of Literature, the Arts, and Public Affairs LXXX.3 (Lent 2017).
- "'The Weight of Glory': C.S. Lewis' Most Pathetic Sermon." Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal 9, 2015. 89-117.
- Review. The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere. By Samuel Joeckel. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-88146-437-5. Pp. 403. $30.00. Christianity and Literature 63.3 (Spring 2014).
- “Research for (non)Dummies, Pt. 1.” UMHB Blog Contributor.
- “Research for (non)Dummies, Pt. 2.” UMHB Blog Contributor.
- “Grandpa’s Hands.” (creative nonfiction). The Windhover 16 (Spring 2012): 35-
- “Revisions” (poetry) The Fiction Week Literary Review. (Spring 2012).
- “Soliloquy to a Father, Missing.” (poetry) Black & White 1.4 (Winter 2012): 24-
- “Attacking You by Verse.” (poetry) Black & White 1.4 (Winter 2012): 26.
- “Normative Stances and Knowledge Construction.” Rhetoric Review 31.1
- Teaching with Digital Media in Writing Studies: An Exploration of Ethical Responsibilities. Peter Lang Press (November, 2011).
- Through the Looking monitor: Alice in Wikiland” Computers & Composition
online (Fall 2010/Spring 2011) http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/Coley/
- “Opening a Dialogue about Religious Restraint in Graduate Professionalization.”
Rhetoric Review 29.4 (2010), pp.395-413.
- Review. The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-Based Process.
Heidi A. McKee & James E. Porter. Peter Lang, New York (2009) 188 pp.
Computers & Composition 27.2:158-160.
- Coley, Toby F. and Joe Erickson. “New Media and Multimodality in Composition
Studies: An Interview with Chris Anson.” Computers & Composition
Online. (January 2009). <;.
- Erickson, Joe, et al. “A Web We Can Weave” Computers & Composition
Online. (January 2009).
- “Chronological Dependence.” Rhetoric Review 27.3 (2008): 325-27. Print.
- “Review of Multiliteracies for a Digital Age.” Computers and Composition
Online. (January 2008)