Dr. Drew Kopp (Ph.D, University of Arizona, 2009) is an Associate Professor of Writing Arts at Rowan University, where he serves as the coordinator for undergraduate programs. His research and scholarship explores histories of rhetorical theory and pedagogy, the conflict between rhetoric and philosophy, and the practice of rhetorical and ontological inquiry, its implementation in the development of curricula, and the role such inquiry plays in transforming understanding of the self and world. He has published articles in journals in the field of rhetoric and writing studies, including Rhetoric Review (2013), and JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics (2012), and Kairos (2010). He has also contributed a chapter to the edited collection Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society (2011).
Dr. Kopp is currently completing a book-length manuscript (with Dr. Bruce Hyde) entitled Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a Technology of Transformation. This manuscript provides the first major presentation of Werner Erhard’s ontological pedagogy juxtaposed with an extensive study from a perspective granted by Heidegger’s innovations in ontological inquiry.