Rodney Herring

Rodney Herring
Associate Professor • Associate Department Chair

Mailing Address:
Department of English
Campus Box 175 
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Office Location:
1061 Ninth Street Park, Office 102
Denver, CO 80217

12:30-1:30 pm

About Dr. Rodney Herring:

Rodney Herring joined the English faculty at CU Denver in 2010. His research and teaching concern rhetoric and writing. His work on the history of rhetoric and the rhetoric of economics has appeared in various journals, including Advances in the History of Rhetoric, The Eighteenth Century, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly. He currently serves as the department's associate chair. 


“‘Money Is Not a Pledge’: Early Financial Genres, the Battle of the Banks, and John Law’s Money and Trade Considered.” The Eighteenth Century 61, no. 3 (2020): 353–72. Co-authored with Mark Garrett Longaker.

“Neither Pistols nor Sugar-Plumbs: The Rhetoric of Finance and the 1720 Bubbles,” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 21, no. 2 (2018), 147-62.

“The Rhetoric of Credit, the Rhetoric of Debt: Economic Arguments in Early America and Beyond,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 19, no. 1 (2016): 45-82.

“Wishful, Rational, and Political Thinking: The Labor Theory of Value as Rhetoric,” Argumentation & Advocacy 50, no. 4 (2014): 193-209. Co-authored with Mark Garrett Longaker.

“Rhetoric as Economics: Samuel Newman and David Jayne Hill on the Problem of Representation,” Rhetoric Review 31, no. 3 (2012): 236–53. Co-authored with Mark Garrett Longaker.

“Representational Crisis: Contradiction and Determination in Verbal Criticism,” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 40, no. 1 (2010): 23–45.

Areas of Expertise: Rhetoric, Composition, History of Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Political Economy

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 2030 - Core Composition II
  • ENGL 3160 - Language Theory
  • ENGL 3170 - Business Writing
  • ENGL 4180 - Argumentation and Logic
  • ENGL 4190/5190 - Special Topics: Literacy and the Digital Age
  • ENGL 4190/5190 - Special Topics: Sociolinguistics and the Language of Class
  • ENGL 5100 - Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • ENGL 5150 - Research Methods
  • ENGL 5913 - Practicum in Language and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 6002 - Rhetorical Theory