Jonathan hunt

Jonathan Hunt

Professor, Composition Director

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6685 Kalmanovitz Hall 222D


Jonathan Hunt teaches public speaking and composition courses in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at USF. He also teaches courses in the first-year seminar program and USF's Honors College. His courses are activity-based and student-centered, focused on fostering students’ intellectual curiosity and rhetorical agency. Professor Hunt has been at USF since 2012 and served as co-director of the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence from 2016 to 2019. He is director of the composition program in the Department of Rhetoric and Language.

Prior to coming to USF, he taught at Stanford University, where he served as associate director of the program in writing and rhetoric from 2010 to 2012, and at Santa Clara University, where he served as associate editor of the flagship NCTE journal College English from 2000 to 2006.

Co-Chair, University Academic Integrity Committee
Co-Chair, Rhetoric and Language Curriculum Committee
Chair, Rhetoric and Language Directed Self-Placement Implementation Committee
Associate Editor, Perspectives on Writing Book Series (WAC Clearinghouse/Colorado State University Press)
PhD in World Literature and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz
BA in English, Dartmouth College
Associate Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University
Writing Studies
Faculty Development
Selected Publications

Hunt, J. (2015). “Communists in the Classroom: Radicals in U.S. Education,1930-1960.” Composition Studies, 43(2), 22-42.

Hunt, J. (2012). "From Cacemphaton to Cher: Foul Language and Evidence in the Rhetorical Tradition." Relevant Rhetoric, 3.

Hunt, J. (2009). “Reading and Writing about a Bicycle.” In The World Is a Text, Third Edition. Upsaddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 93-98.

Hunt, J. (2004). “Naturalism.” In The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.