Dr. Daryl Lynn Dance Dr. Daryl Lynn Dance Assistant Professor Location:Armstrong Hall, 345 Phone:757-728-6121 Expertise:Composition and Rhetoric and African American Literature and Rhetoric


  • University of Kansas                                                            Ph.D., English 2013

Dissertation: Speaking on Behalf of Others: Understanding “Students’ Right to Their Own Language” through an Alternate Frame

  • Virginia Commonwealth University                                        M.A.,  English 1998
  • Hampton University                                                             B.A.,  English 1995


  • Writing Theory and Pedagogy
  • African American Rhetoric and Literature
  • Service Learning


“Can Rachel Jeantel Speak?” College Language Association Journal,vol. 58, 2015, pp. 139-146.

Dance, Daryl Lynn and Frank Farmer. “Nostalgia for What Never Was: If Only English Could.” Review of Cross Language Relations in Composition, edited by Bruce Horner, Min-Zahn Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda; and Affirming Students’ Right to Their   Own Language: Bridging Language Policies and Pedagogical Practices, ed. Jerrie Cobb Scott, Dolores Y. Straker, and Laurie Katz. JAC,vol. 31, 2011, pp.794-803.

 “Physical and Psychic Geographies in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston and Marita Bonner.” The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, vol. 22, Winter 2010, pp. 46-58.


  • Advanced Writing Theory and Practices
  • Introduction to African American English
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Written Communication