Alice S. Horning is professor emerita of writing and rhetoric/linguistics at Oakland University. Her research is focused on the intersection of reading and writing, concentrating on students’ reading difficulties and how to address them in writing courses and across the disciplines. Horning’s work has appeared in the major professional journals and in books published by Parlor Press and Hampton Press. Her most recent book is Literacy Then and Now, published by Peter Lang. Her current project is titled Literacy Heroines: Women and the Written Word. She is editor of the Studies in Composition and Rhetoric book series for Peter Lang.
Reading is a moral necessity and an overall decline in reading in American society shows a moral failing in our education structures.
Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies