Joshua A. Mayo

Chair, Associate Professor of English
All FacultyEnglishWriting Program

Contact Information
Phone: 724-264-4712

Joshua A. Mayo


  • Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas 
  • M.A., Literature, University of Dallas
  • M.A., English, University of Mississippi
  • B.A., English, Grove City College

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Poetics
  • Shakespeare 
  • British Literature

Courses Taught

  • English Literature Survey & Literary Studies I
  • Civilization & Literature
  • Foundations of Academic Discourse

Selected Publications

  • “The Best College for You?”, Salvo (Spring 2018)
  • “Why the Humanities Must Remain Human (Or Die),” First Things (Dec 2017)
  • “Soul Comforter,” Touchstone (July/August 2017)
  • “God’s Gift of Metaphor,” Touchstone (July/August 2016)
  • “Get Ready for a Quantitative Approach to Reading,” First Things (Jan 2015) 


  • Running
  • Biking
  • Sketching
  • Watercolor
  • Family Music

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