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Roy Stamper

Assoc. Director, First-Year Writing Program & Academic Advisor (RPW)

Department of English

Tompkins Hall G105C


Roy Stamper is Senior Lecturer in English and Associate Director of the First-Year Writing Program. He teaches courses in English composition and rhetoric and serves as an academic advisor to the English department’s Rhetoric and Professional Writing (RPW) majors.

He has been recognized as both an Outstanding Lecturer (2000-01) and an Outstanding Faculty Advisor (2020-21) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a recipient of NC State’s New Advisor Award (2013-14) and an inaugural member (1995) of the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at NC State.

He has presented papers at a number of local, regional, and national conferences, including the NC Symposium on Teaching Writing, the Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. He is a co-author, along with Susan Miller-Cochran and Stacey Cochran, both of the University of Arizona, of An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press), now in its third edition.

Before joining the faculty at NC State in 1999, he worked as a high school English teacher.

Research Publications


Miller-Cochran, Susan, Roy Stamper, and Stacey Cochran. An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader, 3rd ed. Boston: Macmillan, 2022. [1/e, 2016; 2/e, 2019].

Miller-Cochran, Susan, Roy Stamper, and Stacey Cochran. An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing: A Brief Rhetoric, 3rd ed. Boston: Macmillan, 2022. [1/e, 2016; 2/e, 2019].

Other Publications

Stamper, Roy. “On Frog Tongues (and Rhetorical Situations).” Bedford Bits, 5 Feb. 2018. Macmillan Community,

Stamper, Roy. “Returning to the Past: Approaching Literature through the Disciplines.” Bedford Bits, 3 March 2017. Macmillan Community,

Stamper, Roy. “Reading(s) in a WID-Based Composition Course.” Bedford Bits, 23 Sept. 2016. Macmillan Community, bits/blog/2016/09/23/readings-in-a-wid-based-composition-course

Stamper, Roy. “The Endings of Things: A Couple of ‘Capstone’ Assignments.” Bedford Bits, 22 April 2016.Macmillan Community,

Stamper, Roy. “Exploring the Translation Assignment.” Bedford Bits, 29 Jan. 2016. Macmillan Community,

Stamper, Roy. “Foregrounding Rhetorical Awareness.” Bedford Bits, 13 Nov. 2015. Macmillan Community,

Stamper, Roy. “Writing Assignments in a WID-based FYC Course.” Bedford Bits, 2 Oct. 2015 [republished 23 July 2018]Macmillan Community, english-community/bedford-bits/blog/2018/07/23/writing-assignments-in-a-wid-based-fyc-course


ABD Curriculum and Instruction--Language and Literacy Education North Carolina State University

M.A. English North Carolina State University 1999

B.A. English North Carolina State University 1995