Timothy Green, ABD, MA

Instructor of English

Program: English

Phone: 419-783-2348

Email: tgreen@defiance.edu

Tim Green


Rhetorical theory and instruction, history and structure of the English language, renaissance English and literature, religion and modern fiction


Gere, A. R., Aull, L., Green, T., and Porter, A. "Assessing the Validity of Directed Self-Placement at a Large University." Assessing Writing. Vol. 15, Issue 3 (2010).

Travis, M. P., Hoyt, D. R., Green, T. P., & Koweiski, J. A. "Responses to the Vatican Document: Consecrated Persons and Their Mission in Schools." Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. Vol. 7, Issue 1


"The Rhetorical Afterlife of Thomas More's Martyrdom in the Context of English Populism." International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) Biennial Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 2019.

"Translation as Rhetoric: Exiled English Jesuits and the Douay-Rheims Bible." International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) Biennial Conference, London, England, July 2017.

"Unearthing the Roots of Language Controversies: Intersections of Religion and the Composition Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, OR, May 2017.

"The Rhetoric of Conversion in the Fiction of Walker Percy." Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

"Walker Percy's Rhetoric of Freedom for a Disenchanted World: What The Last Gentleman Can Teach the New Evangelization." Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference, November 2015.

"Borders of Religion and Language in the English Reformation: Religious rhetoric and language ideology in 16th-century England." Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.

"Historical Roots of Contemporary Language Practices: How Religious Arguments Shaped Language Attitudes in Post-Reformation England." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

"'The word itself against the word': Shakespeare and the embedded religious memory of the English language." South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 2012.

"Toward a Pre-History of Prescriptivism: Religious rhetoric and the censure of language in early modern England." Studies in the History of the English Language, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN, April 2012.

"Students Self-Placing for Success: Linking Assessment to Instruction through Directed Self-Placement." Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, June 2011.

"Serving Multilingual Writers at a Large Research University." Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Penn State University, State College, PA, June 2011.

"God and Grammar in Early Modern England: Religious Rhetoric and the Roots of Prescriptivism." Interdisciplinary Conference on Early Modern Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, January 2011.

"Teaching Fairy Tales to Wolverines: Recovering Wonder and Joy in the Secular Literature Classroom." Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference, Notre Dame, Indiana, November 2010.

"Virtually Informed Self-Placement: Creating a Web-based, Student-directed Writing Placement System." Computers and Writing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 2010.

"Remixing Directed Self-Placement: Fostering Reflection; Linking Instruction; and Tracking Progress." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Louisville, KY, March 2010.

"Functional Linguistic Approaches to help Multilingual Learners with College Application Essays." NCTE Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2009.

"Bridging the Language Gap: Genre Theory and Linguistics-Based Writing Theory and Instruction." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), San Francisco, CA, March 2009.

"Rhetorics of Dissent: 21st Century Literacies and Consumer Culture." National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 2008.


Professor of the Month Award, Hillsdale College 2015
Moscow Prize Winner for Excellence in Teaching Composition, University of Michigan, 2013
Rackham Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2012
Dean's Scholarship, School of Education, University of Michigan, 2007
Graduate with Distinction, M.A. in English Literature, DePaul University, 2007
Commencement Speaker, Alliance for Catholic Education M.Ed., Univ. of Notre Dame, 2000


M.A. in English Language and Literature, DePaul University (2007)
M.Ed., The University of Notre Dame (2000)
B.A. in English and History, The University of Notre Dame (1998)