Professor Cathy Gabor

Cathy Gabor

Associate Professor, Department Chair of Rhetoric and Language

Department Chair • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6862 Kalmanovitz Hall 206


Cathy Gabor received a BA in English from Bethany College in West Virginia, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a PhD in rhetoric and composition from Texas Christian University. Prior to her arrival at USF in 2012, she was the Writing Program director at San Jose State University. At USF, she teaches RHET 101, 110, 110N, 120, and 205.

Cathy's research and teaching interests range from service-learning to writing in electronic environments. Her work has appeared in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning; The Journal of Basic Writing; and several edited collections. She describes her curriculum as student-centered and “intensive rather than extensive.” She enjoys yoga, zumba, and creating crossword puzzles.

Director, Composition
Department Chair
PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University
MA in English, Indiana University
BA, Bethany College
Digital Authorship
Feminist Leadership
Writing Pedagogy
Selected Publications

“Reading, Writing, Produsing: Fostering Student Authors in the Public Space.” Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies, edited by Mary Lamb and Jennifer M. Parrott. Routledge, 2019.

“Mentoring at the Point of Utterance: A Model for Peer-to-Peer Mentoring” (co-authored with Nancy Green and Wanda Borges). 7th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Developmental Networks Mentoring & Coaching at Work. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico. 2014.

Gabor, C. and Kazan, T. "Magic, Agency, Power: Mapping Embodied Leadership Roles." Writing Program Administration. 2013.

Awards & Distinctions

USF Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award, 2017