Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Roderick

Ryan Roderick

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


My research focuses on the transfer of rhetorical knowledge—a process whereby individuals or groups adapt prior experiences, skills, and abilities to negotiate communications in new contexts. I am currently studying the role that metacognition plays in enabling students to cross boundaries of rhetorical expertise within the university. This work has implications for writing pedagogy, curricular design, and communication across the disciplines more generally.