Michael G. Moran

Speaking Engagements


Mike Moran is available for speaking engagements on the topics of his books and other subjects. You may contact him at mgmoran@​uga.edu He can speak on the following topics:

--readings from THAT FAR AWAY LOOK

--Frank Aydelotte and 20th-century composition theory

--Sir Walter Raleigh and the early colonization of Virginia (present day North Carolina)

--John White: Creating Old Virginia Through Art

--history of technical communication

--18th-century British novel

Courses Taught


At the Univerity of Georgia, I teach a variety of courses in literature, rhetoric, and writing.

In literature, I teach courses in 18th-century British literature, including the period's early poetry and prose. This course focuses on the work of Swift, Pope, and Gay as well as Fielding and Defoe. I also teach a course on the 18th-century novel.

For a decade, I directed freshman English programs at Clemson University, the University of Rhode Island, and at the University of Georgia. I continue to teach writing courses, including the honors version of the first-year writing course and Advanced Composition, a course designed for English and Jounalism majors.

Finally, I teach a variety courses on rhetoric and rhetorical theory, including a course on the history of rhetoric, a course on 18th-century rhetorical theory, and a course on rhetorical approaches to literature.






Welcome

Please see the My Works section for selections from my two most recent scholarly books published in 2006 and 2007 and my novel published in 2009. To contact me, please use the following email address: mgmoran@​uga.edu


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Michael G. Moran
Department of English
University of Georgia

BACKGROUND

Academic Training

Univ. of Kansas, 1978-80, doctoral Fellowship
in Composition

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Summer 1980,
Technical Writing Institute for Teachers

Univ. of New Mexico, 1973-78, Ph.D. in 18th- century British Literature, 1978

Univ. of New Mexico, 1971-73, M.A. in English and
American Literature, 1973

City College of New York, 1969-71, B.A. in Psychology,
1971. Previously attended Frederick College and St. Francis College.

Employment History

Univ. of New Mexico, Teaching Assistant, 1973-77

Univ. of New Mexico, Teaching Associate, 1977-78

Univ. of Kansas, Post-doctoral Fellow, 1978-80

Clemson Univ., Assistant Professor, 1980-86
(promoted and tenured)

Univ. of Rhode Island, Associate Professor, 1986-88

Associate Professor, 1989-2008
(Appointed to the Graduate Faculty 1989; tenured
1990)

Professor, 2008--

Administrative Experience

Clemson Univ., Director of Composition and Rhetoric,
1985-86 (12-month appointment)

Univ. of Rhode Island, Director of the College Writing Program, 1986-88

Univ. of Georgia, Director of Freshman English, 1988-95 (12-month appointment); co-director, Fall 2000

Univ. of Georgia, Graduate Coordinator, 2001-06

Univ. of Georgia, Head of English, 2011--

HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

1978, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Univ. of New Mexico

1978-80, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Composition, Univ. of Kansas

1985, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society), Clemson Univ. Chapter

1986, Elected Chair, Freshman English Session, South Atlantic Modern Language Association

1986, National Council of Teachers of English
Research Award for Best Collection of Essays in Scientific and Technical Communication in 1985 for
Research in Technical Communication

1989, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

1989, Newberry Library/​Columbian Quincentennial Fellowship for Work in Residence, National Endowment for the Humanities, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

1991, GA-SC College English Association Research Award

1995, Elected Chair, Freshman English Session, South Atlantic Modern Language Association

1995, Georgia-South Carolina College English Association Scholar/​Teacher of the Year

1997, Sigma Tau Delta citation for five years of excellent service as Chapter Sponsor. UGA Chapter won “Very Honorable Mention” in Outstanding Chapter Awards competition

1997, Invited to write the preface to Elizabeth Tebeaux’s The Emergence of a Tradition: Technical Writing in the English Renaissance, 1475-1640

2008, Certificado de Aprovechamiento, Por haber participato en el I Congreso Internacional de Lenguas Modernaas, Universidad de Costa Rica



LISTINGS

Who's Who in American Education

Who's Who in the South and Southwest

Contemporary Authors


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

"Character and Value in the Novels of Robert Bage"

Books

Authored (Creative Writing)

Michael G. Moran. That Far Away Look. Autumn Harbor Press. Atlanta, GA: 2009.

Michael Moran. The Second Gun: A Novella. Kindle Books: 2012.

Authored (Scholarly)

Michael G. Moran. Frank Aydelotte and the Oxford Approach to English Studies. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006.

Michael G. Moran. Inventing Virginia: Sir Walter Raleigh and the Rhetoric of Colonization, 1584-1590. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

Edited and Co-edited

Michael G. Moran and Ronald F. Lunsford, eds. Research in Composition and Rhetoric. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. Original essays.

Michael G. Moran and Debra Journet, eds. Research in Technical Communication. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Original Essays. (Won the 1986 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Collection of Essays in Scientific and Technical Writing)

Michael G. Moran and Martin Jacobi, eds. Research in Basic Writing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990. Original Essays.

Michael G. Moran, ed. Eighteenth Century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. Original essays.

Michael G. Moran, and Teresa Kynell, eds.
Three Keys to the Past. Stamford, CT: Ablex Press, 1999. Mix of original and reprinted essays.

Michael G. Moran, and Michelle Ballif, eds. Twentieth- Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Michelle Ballif, and Michael G. Moran, eds. Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.

Instructional Book

The Blair Reader (Annotated Instructor's Edition). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992. Annotations prepared with UGA graduate students Robert Croft, Suzanne Gilbert, Russell Greer, Karen Radford, and Kristine Sieloff.

Pamphlets and Monograph

Co-author and editor. Freshman English at Clemson University. Clemson, SC: Dept. of English, 1983-1986.

Co-author and editor. Freshman English at the University of Georgia. Athens, GA: Dept. of English, 1989-97.

Creative Activities

Book Signing. THAT FAR AWAY LOOK. Bloomfield Neighborhood Group. Athens, GA, April 2010.

Reading from THAT FAR AWAY LOOK. Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Initiation. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. April 2010.

Reading and Presentation. THAT FAR AWAY LOOK. Book Worms Book Club. Richmond, VA, July 2010.

Presentation on how to write the first novel. Camellia Writer's Group. Richmond, VA, July 2010.

Reading and Presentation. THAT FAR AWAY LOOK. Silverleaf Neighborhood Book Club. Athens, GA, August 2010.

Key Note Address. Writing THAT FAR AWAY LOOK. Goergia-Carolinas College English Association. Atlanta, GA, February 2011.

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

"More on the Date of Bage's Mount Henneth." Notes and Queries, 223 (1978): 61-62.

"Robert Bage (1723-1804)." Bulletin of Bibliography, 38 (1981): 173-78.

"An Inductive Method of Teaching the Paragraph." Notes on Teaching English, 9 (1981): 12-13.

"Why Bage Turned to Writing Fiction." Notes and Queries, 227 (1982): 201-02.

"A Problem-solving Heuristic for Technical Writing." Technical Communication, 29 (1982): 38. Rpt. Strategies for Technical Communication: A Collection of Teaching Tips. Ed. Meg Morgan, John McNair, and Deborah S. Bosley. Arlington, VA: Society for Technical Communications, 1994. 15-16.

"The Writing Minor at Clemson and How It Was Developed." Arizona English Bulletin, 24 (1983): 116-25.

"Joseph Priestley, William Duncan, and Analytic Arrangement in 18th-century Scientific Discourse." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 14 (1984): 207-15.

"Writing Business Letters Using the Persuasive Sequence." ABCA Bulletin, 47 (1984): 24-27.

"The English Paragraph." In Research in Composition and Rhetoric. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Ronald F. Lunsford. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984, pp. 425-50.

"Using Student Experience to Teach the Technical
Proposal." Technical Writing Teacher, 11.3 (1984): 199-200.

"Lockean Epistemology and the Freshman Research Paper." ERIC ED (1984) 243 124.

"Lockean Epistemology and the Freshman Research Paper." Freshman English News 13.3 (1984): 17-19.

"The Rhetoric of Science." Notes on Teaching English, 13 (1985): 4-6.

"William Gibson." In Critical Survey of Drama. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1985, pp. 747-55. 2nd ed. 2003.

"The History of Technical and Scientific Writing." In Research in Technical Communication. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Debra Journet. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 25-38.

"Business Letters, Memoranda, and Resumes." In Research in Technical Communication. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Debra Journet. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 313-49. With Mary Hurley Moran.

"Gilbert White and the Personal Style." Technical Communication, 33 (1986): 56.

"John Quincy Adams." In American Orators Before 1900. Ed. B. K. Duffy and H. R. Ryan. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. 7-13. (Invited essay)

"Graham Wallas." Bulletin of Bibliography, 45.3 (1988): 194-203. With Michael Rukstelis and Daniel Roberts.

"Adam Smith and the Rhetoric of Style." ERIC ED (1988) 293 149.

"Joseph Priestley and the Psychology of Style." ERIC ED (1989) 303 837.

"John White: Renaissance England's First Important Ethnographic Illustrator." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 20.4 (1990): 343-56.

"The Concept of Thoroughness in Freshman English."
Notes on Teaching English, 18.1 (1990): 1-4. Invited paper)

"Frank Aydelotte, Social Criticism, and Freshman English." Notes on Teaching English, 18.2 (1991): 13-19. Selected for publication as one of the two best papers delivered at the 1991 GA-SC College English Association conference.

"Frank Aydelotte, Oxford University, and the Thought Movement in America." ERIC ED (1992) 344 230.

"The Road Not Taken: Frank Aydelotte and the Thought Approach to Engineering Writing." Technical Writing Quarterly. 2.2 (1993): 161-75.

"Frank Aydelotte: A Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 50.1 (1993): 19-25. With Maureen Hardegree.

"John Lawson." Eighteenth-century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Ed. Michael G. Moran. New York: Greenwood Press, 1994. 142-49.

"Joseph Priestley." Eighteenth-century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians Ed. Michael G. Moran. New York: Greenwood Press, 1994. 175-85.

“John Stirling.” Eighteenth-century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians Ed. Michael G. Moran. New York: Greenwood Press, 1994. 225-29.

“The Effect of Budget Cuts at the University of Georgia.” ERIC ED (1994) 359 518.

“To Know Where We’re Going, We’ve Got to Know Where We’ve Been.” Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Ed. Daniel G. Riordan. Stout, WI: Council for Programs in Techncial and Scientific Communication, 1994. 68-72.

“Frank Aydelotte: AT&T’s First Outside Writing Consultant, 1917-1918.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 25.3 (1995): 231-41.

“Frank Aydelotte and the Oxford Method of Teaching Writing in America.” ERIC ED (1995) 388 776.

“Tony Hillerman.” Beachum’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Osprey, FL: Beachum, 1996. 891-895. With E. D. Huntley.

“Sacred Clowns.” Beachum’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Osprey, FL: Beachum, 1996. 3668-71.

“Preface.” The Emergence of a Tradition: Technical Writing in the English Renaissance, 1475-1640. By Elizabeth Tebeaux. Amityville: Baywood, 1997. iii-v. (Invited piece)

“John Stirling and the Classical Approach to Style in 18th-Century England.” ERIC ED (1997) 408 607.

“Finding Moon.” Beachum’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Osprey, FL: Beachum, 1998. 5501-07.

“Fallen Man.” Beachum’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Osprey, FL: Beachum, 1998. 5482-90.

“Bradley’s Nutation, 18th-century Analytic Argument, and the Contemporary Technical Communication Classroom.” ERIC ED (1998) 422 580.

“Renaissance Surveying Techniques and the Hariot-White- de Bry Map of Virginia.” In Four Keys to the Past. Ed. Teresa Kynell and Michael G. Moran. Stamford, CT: Ablex, 1999. 153-70.

“Frank Aydelotte.” In Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Ed. Michael G. Moran, and Michelle Ballif. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. 1-6.

“Francis Christensen.” In Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Michelle Ballif. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. 90-94. With Russell Greer.

“A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of Arthur Barlowe’s 1584 Discourse on Virginia: The First English Commercial Report Written about North America from Direct Experience.” Technical Communication Quarterly 11.1 (2002): 31-59.

“Ralph Lane’s 1586 Discourse on the First Colony: The Rennaisance Commerical Report as Apologia.” Technical Communication Quarterly.12.2 (2003): 125-55.

“Seneca the Younger.” Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians. Ed. Michelle Ballif and Michael G. Moran. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. 343-47.

“Figures of Speech as Persuasive Strategies in Early Commercial Communication: The Use of Dominant Figures in the Raleigh Reports about Virginia in the 1580s.” Technical Communication Quarterly 13.4 (2005): 447-460.

"Thomas Hariot" Encyclopedia of Virginia. 2010. Online. (Invited)

"Arthur Barlowe." Encyclopedia of Virginia. 2010 Online. (Invited)

"John White." Encyclopedia of Virginia. 2011. Online. (Invited)

"A Bibliography of Works Published in the History of Professional Communication from 1994-2009: Part 1." With Elizabeth Tebeaux. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 41.2 (2011): 193-214.




Book Reviews

Abbreviations:
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (JTWC)
Kansas City Star (KCS)
Kansas City Times (KCT)

Rev. of Body, the Ultimate Symbol, by Olivia Vlahos. KCT, 18 Jan. 1980, p. 10A.

Rev. of Devil Take Him, by Ralph de Tolendano. KCS, 18 April 1980, p. 3B.

Rev. of Sex in History, by Reay Tannahill. KCT, 7 May 1980, p. 16A.

Rev. of A Death in Ireland, by Peter Everett. KCS, 6 Aug. 1981, p. 8B.

Rev. of A Smile in His Lifetime, by Joseph Hansen. KCS, 8 Nov. 1981, p. 14I.

Rev. of A Mortal Spring, by Francisco Umbral. KCS, 30 Nov. 1981, p. 8G.

Rev. of Dark but Full of Diamonds, by Katie Letcher Lyle. The News World, 25 March 1982, p. 3B.

Rev. of What Time Is It?, by Mary Stolz. The News World, 21 Jan. 1982, p. 3B.

Rev. of The Pigeon, by Jay Bennett. The Anderson Independent-Mail, 22 Oct. 1982, p. 3D.

Rev. of The Winning Proposal, by Herman Holtz and Terry Schmitt. JTWC, 12 (1982): 75-76.

Rev. of College English and Communication, by Marie W. Stewart and Terry Schmidt. JTWC, 12 (1982): 262-63.

Rev. of Writing and the Writer, by Frank Smith. JTWC, 13 (1983): 181-82.

Rev. of The Art of Abstracting, by Edward T. Cremmins. JTWC, 13 (1983): 190-91.

Rev. of Technical Writing, by James Miles, Donald Bush, and Allan Kaplan. JTWC, 13 (1983): 385-86.

Rev. of Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning, by Stephen D. Krashen; and The Natural Approach, by Stephen D. Krashen and Tracy D. Terrell. Interpretations, 16 (1985): 1951-52.

Rev. of The Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine. Dow Jones Classics File, 1986 (Microform).

Rev. of East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. Dow Jones Classics File, 1986 (Microform).

Rev. of Technical Writing, 3rd ed., by John M. Lannon. JTWC, 16 (1986): 372-73.

Rev. of The Case Method in Technical Communication, ed. by R. John Brockmann. JTWC, (1986): 375-76.

Rev. of Cases for Technical and Professional Writing, by Barbara Couture and Jone Rymer Goldstein. JTWC, 17 (1987): 97-98.

Rev. of Variables of Composition, by Glenn J. Broadhead and Richard C. Freed. JTWC, 17 (1987): 373-75.

Rev. of Jane Austen, by Tony Tanner. South Carolina Review, 20 (1987): 77.

Rev. of Interpretation and Genre, by Thomas Kent. JTWC, 18 (1988): 280-82.

Rev. of Effective Professional Writing, by Michael L. Keene. JTWC, 19 (1989): 83-84.

Rev. of Business Communication, by Arthur H. Bell, JTWC, 19 (1989): 89-90.

Rev. of Organizational Writing, by Larry Bielawski and A. Franklin Parks. JTWC, 19 (1989): 305-06.

Rev. of Programs That Work, ed. Toby Fulweiler and Art
Young. South Carolina Review, 23.2 (1991): 193-95.

Rev. of The Writing Scholar, ed. Walter Nash. JTWC,
21.2 (1991): 191-93.

Rev. of Technical Writing: A Practical Approach. JTWC, 25.1 (1995): 121-22.

Grants and Fellowships Recieved

Univ. of Kansas Post-doctoral Fellowship in
Composition, 1978-80. $21,000. (To study composition and rhetoric)

Clemson Univ. Faculty Research Grant, 1983. $500.
(To research Priestley project)

South Carolina Committee for the Humanities Grant,
1984. $1000. (To bring Betty Friedan to Clemson
for Women's History Week)

Champlin Foundation Grant, 1986. $78,356. (To
computerize Univ. of Rhode Island's Collge Writing Center)

Faculty Development Grant, Univ. of Rhode Island Alumni Foundation, 1987. $800. (To attend the Writing Program Administrators meeting in Utah)

State of Rhode Island Incentive Fund for Excellence Grant, 1987-89. $20,000. (To develop a writing course in the Sociology Department)

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty. "Transatlantic Encounters." Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.
Summer 1989. $2,500. (To work on Lost Colony
project)

Newberry Library/​Columbian Quincentennial Fellowship for Work in Residence, National Endowment for the Humanities, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Fall 1989. $1,600. (To work on Lost Colony Project)

Papers and Talks

* Have published counterparts

"Evaluation, Aim, and Mode in Discourse." English Dept. Colloquium, Lawrence, KS, Feb. 1979. (Invited paper)

"Observations on the Use of Indefinite Pronouns
in the Writing of College Freshmen." GA-SC
College English Assoc., Greenville, SC, March 1982

Respondent, "Basic Writing Approaches That Reach
Students." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO, March 1982.

*"Teaching the Technical Proposal in the Context of
Student Culture." Popular Culture Assoc., Louisville, KY, April 1982

"Rudolf Flesch." Popular Culture of the South, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 1982.

"Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End and the Pre- Raphaelites." Carolinas Symposium on British
Studies, Boone, NC, Nov. 1982.

"Toward a Theory of Teaching Narrative Syntax." South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc., Atlanta, GA, Oct. 1982.

"Teaching the Personal Experience Essay," English Hour Lecture, Clemson, SC, Dec. 1982.

*"Joseph Priestley and Analytic Arrangement." College of Liberal Arts Symposium on the Arts and Sciences, Clemson, SC, March 1983.

*"Joseph Priestley, William Duncan, and Analytic Arrangement." Conference on Science, Technology, and Literature, Brooklyn, NY, March 1983.

"Joseph Priestley: Radical Scientist." Unitarian
Fellowship, Clemson, SC, April 1983. (Invited talk)

*"Joseph Priestley, Problem-solving, and Analytic Arrangement." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Detroit, MI, March 1983.

"Let's Evaluate What We Teach." GA-SC College English Assoc., Atlanta, GA, March 1983.

"Technical Writing as a Way of Knowing." Philological Assoc. of the Carolinas, Charleston, SC, March 1983.

*"What Linguists and Psychologists Tell Us About the Paragraph." College English Assoc., Asheville, NC, April 1983.

"Barrett Wendell." Popular Culture of the South,
Jacksonville, FL, Oct. 1983.

*"Locke's Epistemology and the Freshman Research Paper." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 1984.

*"Writing Business Correspondence Using the Persuasive Sequence." Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Business Communication Assoc., Hammond, LA, April 1984.

*"Joseph Priestley and Analytic Arrangement in 18th- Century Scientific Discourse." Carolinas Speech Communication Assoc., Clemson, SC, Sept. 1984. (Invited paper)

"Focus Session: Freshman English Handbooks." South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc., Atlanta, GA, Nov. 1984. (Invited talk)

"Mary Wollstonecraft, Robert Bage, and the Politics
of Sex." Philological Assoc. of the Carolinas,
Winston-Salem, NC, March 1985.

"The Persuasive Sequence in Freshman English." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, MN, March 1985.

*"William Gibson: An Introduction to His Work." Popular Culture of the South, Charleston, SC, Sept. 1985.

*"William Gibson: Popular Dramatist." Popular Culture Assoc., Atlanta, GA, April 1986.

"Analysis and Synthesis in 17th and 18th Century Logic and Rhetoric." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 1987.

"Adam Smith and the Rhetoric of Style." Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 1988.

*"Joseph Priestley on Education." The University of Rhode Island Chautauqua 1988: The University and the Western World, Kingston, RI, April 1988. (Invited paper)

"Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and the Writing Process." Dept. of Romance Languages, Univ. of Georgia Athens, GA, Feb. 1989. (Invited talk)

"Collaborate Learning: Theory and Practice." GA-SC College English Assoc., Florence, SC, Feb. 1989.

*"Joseph Priestley and the Psychology of Style." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Seattle, WA, March 1989.

"Communications from the New World." Fellows Colloquium, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, Nov. 1989.

"The Influence of Descartes on 18th Century British
Logic and Rhetoric." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Athens, GA, March 1990.

*"On First Seeing the Virginia Indians: The Artistic Training of John White." Cultural Studies Workshop,
Athens, GA, May 1990. (63 page version.)

*"On First Seeing the Virginia Indians: The Artistic Training of John White." Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, Dec. 1990. (13 page version.)

"Freshman English at UGA." Meeting of Gwinnett County Administrators and English Dept. Chairpersons,
Gwinnett, GA, Jan. 1991. (Invited talk)

*"Frank Aydelotte, Social Criticism, and Freshman English." GA-SC College English Association, Rock Hill, SC, Feb. 1991. (Selected as one of the two best papers from the conference.)

*"On First Seeing the Virginia Indians: The Raleigh Reports of 1584 and 1585." Seventh Citadel Conference on Literature: The Poetry, Drama, and Prose of the Renaissance and Middle Ages, Charleston, SC, March 1991.

"Adam Smith and the Rhetoric of Style." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 1991.

"What Makes Writing Good?" Univ. of Georgia Literacy Faculty, Athens, GA, April 1991. (Invited talk)

"What We Do in Freshman English at UGA." Winder-Barrow High School, Winder, GA, April 1991. (Invited talk)

*"The Earliest Surveyed Maps of North Carolina." American Culture Association in the South, Norfolk, VA, Oct. 1991.

*"John White and the Development of Early English Ethnographic Illustration." Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, Birmingham, AL, Oct. 1991.

"Sir Walter Raleigh's Expeditions to Virginia." St. Joseph School, Athens, GA, Nov. 1991. (Invited talk)

"A Phenomemologial Approach to Freshman English." GA-SC College English Association, Statesboro, GA, Feb. 1992.

"Christopher Carleill's A Breef and Sommarie Discourse." Columbian Quincentenial Conference: Rediscovering America 1492-1992, Baton Rouge, LA, Feb. 1992.

"Current Research on Teaching Writing." Athens Academy English Dept., Athens, GA. Mar. 7, 1992. (Invited talk)

*"Frank Aydelotte, Oxford University, and the Thought Movement in America." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Cincinnati, OH, March 1992.

"What You Can Expect in Freshman English at UGA." Cedar Shoals High School Senior Class, Athens, GA, April 1992. (Invited talk)

*"Thomas Hariot and John White in 1585 Virginia: One
of America's Earliest Scientific Collaborations."
American Culture Association in the South, Augusta, GA, Oct. 1992.

"Richard Hakluyt the Elder: English Consultant to Colonization." International Conference on the Word and World of Discovery: The Columbus Quincentennial 1492-1992. Atlanta, GA, Oct. 1992.

"Phenomenology and Advanced Composition." South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc. Knoxville, TN, Nov. 1992.

"Using Computers to Teach Composition: Effects on Students, Teachers, and Pedagogy." Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA, Jan. 1993. (Invited talk)

"The Effects of Budget Cuts on the University of Georgia's Writing Programs." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Diego, CA, March 1993. (Invited paper)

*“To Know Where We’re Going, We’ve Got to Know Where We’ve Been.” Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 1993.

*“Frank Aydelotte: AT&T’s First Outside Writing Consultant.” Pensylvania State Conference on Writing and Rhetoric. University Park, PA, July 1994.

*“Frank Aydelotte and the Humanistic Approach to Technical Communication.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Washington, DC, March 1995. (Invited paper)

*“Frank Aydelotte and the Oxford Method of Teaching Writing in America.” Pennsylvania State Conference on Writing and Rhetoric. University Park, PA, July 1995.

*“Rhetorical Strategy in Thomas Hariot’s A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.” American Culture Association of the South, Richmond, VA, Oct. 1995.

*“The Role of Writing in Frank Aydelotte’s Honors Program at Swarthmore, 1921-1939. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, March 1996.

*“Ralph Lane and the Dark Side of 1585 Virginia.” American Culture of the South, Savannah, GA, Oct. 1996.

*“Early Maps and Reports of the Raleigh Colonies.” Franklin College Outreach Program. Distance Learning Lecture to Glynn Academy, Brunswick, GA, Dec. 1996.

*“John Stirling and the Classical Approach to Style in 18th-Century England.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Phoenix, AZ, March 1997.

“Bradley’s Nutation, 18th-century Analytic Arrangement, and the Contemporary Technical Communication Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, April 1998.

“Working in an English Department.” Athens West Rotary Club, Athens, GA, Nov. 1999.

“Development of Formatting Techniques in the 18th- century Scientific Article of the Royal Society.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, MN, March 2000.

“Paradigms in Historical Research: Evaluating the History of Early 20th-Century Scientific and Technical Communiction.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, March 2002.

*“Figures of Speech as Persuasive Strategies in Early Commercial Communication.” Conference on Composition and Communication, NYC, NY, March 2003.

“The Joys of Reading.” Cleveland Road Elementary School. Athens, GA, Nov. 2003.

“Rotary and the Internet.” Athens West Rotary Club. Athens, GA, Nov. 2003.

*“Thomas Hariot’s A Briefe Report and the Drama of Colonization: A Fantasy Theme Analysis.” Seminar of the Georgia Workshop in Early American History. History Dept., UGA. Athens, GA, Dec. 2003.

“Rhetorical Approaches to the History of Professional Communication.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX, March 2004.

*“John White and the Development of English Ethnographic Illustration.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 2005.

*"Governor John White's Lost Colony Report of 1587 as Apologia." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, March 2006.

*"Frank Aydelotte and the Development of Writing Instruction in America." Classic City Rotary Club of Athens West. Athens, GA, September 2006.

"The History of Writing Instruction in the US: The Scottish Connection." Conference on Modern Languages. Univ of Costa Rica, San Marco, Costa Rica, December 2008.

"An Approach to First-Year Writing Based on Classical Rhetoric." Conference on Modern Languages. Univ. of Costa Rica, San Marco, Costa Rica, December 2008.

"Teaching Advanced Composition Using Genres and Work Shops." Conference on Modern Languages. Univ. of Costa Rica, San Marco, Costa Rica, December 2008.

"Seeing Rattle Snakes with Fresh Eyes: Benjamin Barton Smith's Uses of Analysis in His 1796 Scientific Paper on the Hunting Stategies of the American Rattler." Georgia-Carolinas College English Association, Savannah, GA, 2009.

"Descartes and Analytic Arrangement in Two Early 18th-Century Medical Case Studies." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 2009.

"Why Should You Major in English in College?" North Gwinnett High School English Honors Club. Gwinnett, GA, September, 2009.

"Jim Godfrey and Mr. Lester: Burton Egbert Stevenson's Americanization of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson." Georgia-South Carolina College English Association, Atlanta, GA, February, 2010.

"Making Travel in 1585 Virginia Possible: Thomas Hariot as Navigator, Linguist, Cartographer, and Travel Writer." Traveling South: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing. Columbia, SC, Sept., 2010.

Key Note Address: Writing That Far Away Look. Georgia-Carolinas College English Association, Atlanta, GA, Feb., 2011.

"Barton Egbert Stevenson and the Rhetoric of Nativism." Georgia-Carolinas College English Association, Atlanta, GA, Feb., 2011.














Selected Works

Fiction
A Nick Stirling novella published by Kindle Books
A Nick Stirling novel
Rhetorical Criticism
This book analyzes the rhetorical strategies used in the reports associated with Sir Walter Raleigh's attempts to found a colony on the Outer Banks of present-day North Carolina. It also examines the rhetorical strategies of the maps and ethnographic illustrations of the native Virginians the English colonists met.
Professional Biography
Using a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's career as one of the nation's most important English professors of the early 20th century."Moran has produced the definitive analysis of Frank Aydelotte's contributions to English studies written in the same vein as his excellent reference volumes."--Rhetoric Review
Reference Collections
"Essential....cannot be ignored." --Choice "a milestone in the progress of U.S. rhetoric studies in the twenty-first century." --Rhetorica
Edited with Michelle Ballif, this work collects introductory essays on the major and many minor rhetoricians of the 20th century. --"The editors have done a commendable job of identifying forty critical scholars and have amassed some of the best brief introductions to how these thinkers approach the study of rhetoric." --American Communication Journal --"this book should be welcomed as an efficient and helpful guide to twentieth-century rhetoric. Many a veteran scholar among us will also profit from consulting its neat summaries and assessments." —Rhetoric Review 20.3/4 --"highly recommended addition to the reference shelves." --Choice
"Informative and enjoyable to read." --Rhetoric Review
Theory
This book collects new and classic essays in the growing field of the history of techical, commercial, and scientific communication.
Bibliographies
A collection of bibliographic essays. --"a classic in the field." Technical Communication --Won the National Council of English Award for the Best Collection of Essays in Technical Communication
A collection of bibliographic essays covering the fields of composition studies and rhetoric.
A collection of bibliographical essays that cover various aspects of basic and developmental English.