Andrew Lucchesi

he/him, Associate Professor


Andrew teaches and conducts research in three areas. In one area, he studies the teaching of writing at the college level, particularly topics such as collaborative learning, digital writing practices, and expressive teaching methods. He also teaches courses on somewhat unconventional forms of writing, including comics, games, and multimodal visual texts. Finally, he devotes a great deal of teaching and research time to the field of critical disability studies.

His research in this area examines the ways institutions of higher education adapt in response to rhetorical shifts in disability inclusion. He teaches courses on critical disability studies in the humanities and advanced seminars on disability rhetoric.

Since summer 2019, Andrew has engaged in a far-reaching initiative to promote critical disability studies across Western. Check out the initiative’s website to learn more about the critical disability studies minor or the newly proposed institute for critical disability studies.

Research Interests

  • Composition Theory and Teaching Practice
  • Disability Studies
  • Writing Program Administration
  • Game-Based Curriculum Design
  • Comics Books and Multimodal Composition