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Rick Mott

Rick Mott
  • Associate Professor / Coordinator of Professional and Technical Writing
  • Ph.D. English Language & Literature, University of New Mexico, 2001
  • M.A. English Literature, University of Idaho, 1993
  • B.A. English Literature, Depauw University, 1984


Contact Information

  • Department: English
  • Office: Mattox 311
  • Mailing Address: Mattox 104
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-3190
  • Web Page:
  • Expert Areas: Professional and Technical Writing; UX (User Experience); Visual Rhetoric; Native American Literature; Multimodal Pedagogy


Although I love my job, I did not initially intend to become a professor. After I graduated with my B.A. in English Literature, I spent six years in the advertising and marketing industries in Minneapolis (working on accounts like International Dairy Queen and Land O’Lakes Butter) before I realized that I would rather spend my life in the classroom. I have been teaching English composition at the university level since 1990, and technical and professional writing since the late 90s. When I started grad school, I thought I would be teaching literature throughout my career. I wrote my M.A. thesis on the representation of identity in British Romantic, Native American, and Buddhist literature. But when I moved on to my doctoral program in New Mexico, my interest in emergent visual media, my growing curiosity about Native American literature, and my previous experience in business allowed me to refine my focus more closely to what I have been teaching at EKU since 2007: professional and technical writing, visual rhetoric, and Native American literature. My favorite novel is Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko; my favorite movie is probably Spirited Away; and in terms of music, I like many genres and have been attending Dead (as in Grateful) shows since the 80s.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
ENG 210WEnjoying LiteratureTR 3:30pm-4:45pm Wallace Bldg 347Spring 2023
ENG 300Intro to Tech/Prof Writing  Internet Classes Spring 2023
ENG 400Adv Tech Writing/Doc ProdTR 12:30pm-1:45pm Wallace Bldg 232Spring 2023
ENG 500Topics in Professional WritingM 6:00pm-8:45pm Internet Classes Spring 2023
ENG 700Topics in Professional WritingM 6:00pm-8:45pm Internet Classes Spring 2023
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