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. Of particular interest to Professor Hunt are questions of credibility and authenticity in communication.
He is Director of the Composition Program in the Department of Rhetoric and Language.
Prof. Hunt has been at USF since 2012 and served as co-director of the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence from 2016 to 2019. Prior to coming to USF, he taught at Stanford University, where he served as associate director 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-Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
- Chair, Department of Rhetoric and Language Multilingual Student Committee
- University Academic Integrity Committee
- University Assessment Committee
- University Learning Spaces Redesign Subcommittee
- Rhetoric and Language Curriculum Committee
- 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.