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Dr. Elisa Cogbill-Seiders

Director, Communication Strategies Center

Academic Success Center

Dr. Cogbill-Seiders
Contact Information

(719) 333-0790




Elisa Cogbill-Seiders is the Director of the Communication Strategies Center. The Communication Strategies Center is a part of the Academic Success Center at the United States Air Force Academy, and it encompasses the Writing Center, the Reading Strategies Program, and the Public Speaking Lab.


Doctorate, English Literature with a Concentration in Rhetoric, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2018)

Master of Science, Instructional Systems and Technology, Indiana University (expected: 2026)

Master of Arts, English literature, Rutgers University (2011)

Bachelor of Arts, English literature, University of Delaware (2005)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of English, U.S. Air Force Academy (2019-2023)

Lecturer, University of Dayton (2018)

Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2012-2018)

Honors & Awards

Notable Achievement Award, United States Air Force Academy (2021)

Notable Achievement Award, United States Air Force Academy (2020)

Outstanding Dissertation, College of Liberal Arts nominee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2019)

Outstanding Dissertation, English Department nominee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2019)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Composition pedagogy, ecocomposition, environmental rhetorics, instructional systems, instructional design


Cogbill-Seiders, Elisa. (forthcoming, Fall 2023 in Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition) “Whose job is it? College composition and the exigence of climate crisis” in Justin Everett & Russell Mayo (Eds) in Exigence in the Anthropocene.

Cogbill-Seiders, Elisa. (2022) “Environment is Here: Place-Based Writing through Natural Histories” in Dana Driscoll, Mary Stewart, & Matt Vetter (Eds) in Writing Spaces.

McGreavy et al. (2020). “No Camping/camping/not camping: An environmental justice orientation to housing, transportation, and campus master planning” in The Review of Communication. 20(2), 119-27.

Cogbill-Seiders, Elisa, Nagelhout, Ed, & Tillery, Denise. (2017). “Blogging advanced composition” in Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen (Eds) in Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design (pp 45-59).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Rinto, Erin & Elisa Cogbill-Seiders. (2015). “Library instruction and themed composition courses: An investigation of factors that impact student learning” in Journal of Academic Librarianship. (41)1, 14-20.