Oregon State University

Ehren Pflugfelder

Assistant Professor of English

Oregon State University
Moreland 316
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: 541-737-1649
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  • Ph.D., Purdue University (2012)
  • M.A., Case Western Reserve University (2005)
  • BSE, Slippery Rock University


Ehren Pflugfelder teaches courses in professional/technical writing, new media studies, and rhetoric and composition. He is at work on a book project that examines connections between rhetoric, mobility, and technology. It argues that from the design of complex technical projects to our everyday use of mobility devices – automobiles, roadways, smart phones, etc. – we are immersed in a network of subtle arguments. Our understanding of those persuasive forces affects a host of issues including our health, wealth, and the environment. Recently, he has published essays on pedagogical devices in the post-historical university, transportation technology and user feedback, and phenomenology and gender in motorsport in journals such as College English, the Journal and Technical Writing and Communication, and the Journal of Sport & Social Issues. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University (2012), an M.A from Case Western Reserve University (2005), and a B.S.E. from Slippery Rock University (2001).

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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