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Jordan Loveridge, Ph.D.

Jordan Loveridge

Associate Professor / Director of the Writing Center

Department of Communication

Knott Academic Center
Room 122H

+ (301) 447-5270

Dr. Jordan Loveridge is an Assistant Professor of Communication and English. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Arizona State University, with a focus in the history and theory of rhetoric. He is an at-large member of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric Steering Committee as well as the organization’s social media coordinator. Dr. Loveridge’s scholarship examines the rhetorical theory and practices of the European Middle Ages, with a specific focus on how the later scholastics understood rhetoric’s relationship to sensation, contingency, and probability. He was awarded a 2017 International Society for the History of Rhetoric Research Fellowship, which will support research into his book project. The in-progress manuscript, A Probable Logic: Emotion, Sensation, and Persuasion in Medieval Rhetoric and Poetic, argues that the fundamental change in the rhetorical and poetic theories of the 12th and 13th centuries is an increased emphasis on probability and verisimilitude, achieved through appeals to less-rational modes of reasoning such as sensation, emotion, and authority.

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University (2017)
  • BA, Westminster College (2011)

Jordan Loveridge, Ph.D., has been awarded one of only four 2017 research fellowships from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) - read the story about this prestigious research fellowship.

Jordan Loveridge is an elected member of the Steering Committee for the American Society for the History of Rhetoric, as well as that organization’s social media coordinator.

  • History of Rhetoric
  • Medieval Rhetoric
  • Deliberation
  • Non-Rational Persuasion

Loveridge, Jordan. “On Argumentation and Rhetoric as a Reflective Practice” In Teaching Patricia Roberts-Miller's Demagoguery and Democracy, Intermezzo. (Accepted, forthcoming).

Beullens, Pieter, Jordan Loveridge, and Steve VanImpe. “An Unknown Fragment of John of Garland's Compendium GramaticeScriptorium 73 (2019): 165-170.

Loveridge, Jordan. “Praise Bee!: Allegory and Interpretation in the Aberdeen Bestiary” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 49.4 (2019): 409-427.

Loveridge, Jordan. “Poetics, Probability, and the Progymnasmata in Matthew of Vendôme's Ars versificatoria” Rhetorica 37.3 (2019): 242-264.

Loveridge, Jordan. “Rhetorical Deliberation, Memory, and Sensation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas” Philosophy and Rhetoric 50.2 (2017): 178-200.

Clifton, Jennifer, Jordan Loveridge, and Elenore Long. A Constructive Approach to Infrastructure: Infrastructure Breakdowns and the Cultivation of Rhetorical Wisdom Community Literacy Journal 11.1 (2016): 22-32.

Loveridge, Jordan. How do you Want to be Wise?: The Influence of the Progymnasmata on ®lfri?c's Colloquy Advances in the History of Rhetoric 19.1 (2016): 71-94.

Loveridge, Jordan. Finding the Lost Dutchman: Material Rhetorics and Vernacular Histories TRANSverse Journal: A Comparative Studies Journal 14 (2015): 14-28.