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Bryan A Bardine


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Bryan A Bardine
Phone: 937-229-3421
HM 275


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


Dr. Bardine continues to serve in a variety of ways in the Department of English. He is a member of several committees, including the Writing Program Committee, Graduate Committee, and the Tenure and Promotion Committee. 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, Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference, and the Modern Heavy Metal Conference in Helsinki, Finland. He serves on the Executive Board of the College English Association of Ohio and the International Society of Metal Music Studies. 

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."

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

Dr. Bardine's first book, Heavy Metal Music and Popular Culture, co-edited with three other scholars was released in March, 2016. His article, “Metal and Gothic Literature: Examining the Darker Side of Life (and Death),” appeared in the conference proceedings for the Modern Heavy Metal Conference, and his article “From Sabbath to Slayer: Using Metal in the Writing Classroom,” will appear in his co-edited book Cultural Connections on Metal: Unity in Disparity, which is due in fall 2016. He predominantly teaches courses in composition, pedagogy, American Literature and Gothic Literature.

Other 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.