Bryan A Bardine

Contact Information

Bryan A Bardine

Associate Professor; Director of Teaching Assistant Training

  • Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Bardine continues to serve in a variety of ways in the English Department. He is a member of several committees, including the Composition Committee, Graduate Committee, and he chairs the Teaching Track Working Group. He continues to serve as the Coordinator of Teaching Assistant Training, a job he thoroughly enjoys. He has recently presented papers at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Conference, and the College English Association of Ohio conference. He also is a member of the Executive Board of the College English Association of Ohio.

Faculty Perspective

As a graduate of UD (B.A. in 1990 and M.A. in 1993), it was wonderful coming back to be a part of the faculty.  Since joining the faculty in 2001, much of my research has examined student attitudes toward writing instruction, particularly response to writing, as well as developing community in the writing classroom.  Also, I’ve been tying my love for music and Gothic literature together by researching the similarities inherent in Gothic literature themes and the lyrics in Heavy Metal music.  My research focus also concerns the writing process, particularly the role teachers play in helping their students revise their writing.  I received a grant to redesign my Honors Writing Course: Heavy Metal Music: Its History and Culture. The course examines the culture of Heavy Metal music through the lenses of Religion (Islam in particular), Sociology, and History.


  • Ph.D., Kent State University - Education (Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy)
  • M.A., University of Dayton, 1993 (English)
  • B.A., University of Dayton, 1990 (English and Communication)

Research Interests

  • Composition
  • The writing process
  • Helping teachers improve their pedagogy
  • Revision
  • Response to writing
  • American romantic literature
  • Gothic literature
  • Heavy metal music

Selected Publications

His recent publications have appeared in TheClearingHouse (co-authored with Anthony Fulton), The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He wrote a chapter entitled "Heavy Metal Music and Gothic Literature: A Match Made in Hell" for a book on heavy metal music published in 2008.