Henry, Thomas
Associate Professor of Basic Composition
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Last Updated: 2/25/15 -

Dr. Henry teaches in the Department of Basic Composition at Utah Valley University. Dr. Henry possesses a doctoral degree in Rhetoric & Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University; respectively, he possesses MA and BA degrees in English from Northern Arizona University. He is a contributor to The Bedford Bibliography of Basic Writing (Bedford/St. Martin's Press), Teaching Basic Writing (The McGraw-Hill Companies), Computers and Composition Online, The Basic Writing e-Journal, and the Utah English Journal. His research specializations are in rhetoric, technology, and technical communication. His website (http://www.rhetoric.guru) hosts one of the largest collections of educational materials on the internet. 

He is a past instructor of Electronic Communication across the Curriculum (with Dr. Richard Selfe) where he has taught visual design and digital imaging. Also, he is a past visiting professor at Grand Valley State University, where he studied Directed Self-Placement, Developmental Writing Instruction, and Portfolio Assessment in composition programs. He is the past Membership Chair and Vice President of the Utah Council of Teachers of English. Finally, Dr. Henry is a three-time nominee and recipient of the Utah Valley University Faculty Excellence Award (2011). In addition, he is a three-time nominee and recipient of the University College Dean's Service Award (2012).

On a personal note, Dr. Henry is an accomplished musician and composer, who writes and performs under the moniker, Rhet Guru (http://www.reverbnation.com/rhetguru or iTunes). He is married to Marianna and has three wonderful kids.