Faculty Profile for Dr. Eric Leake

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Dr. Eric Leake
Associate Professor — English
FH M13
phone: (512) 245-2163

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Leake, E. W. (2018). “Should You Encounter”: The Social Conditions of Empathy. Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1265
  • Kiernan, J., & Leake, E. W. (2021). Encountering Difference through Empathy and Translingualism. In The Matter of Practice: Exploring New Materialisms in the Research and Teaching of Languages and Literacies (pp. 11–30). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.
  • Leake, E. W. (2021). The Empathy Framework and Social Inclusion. In Handbook of Social Inclusion. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48277-0_11-1
  • Leake, E. W. (2021). Entering Decolonial Translation through Dwelling and Storytelling: In Response to Ellen Cushman. In The Expanding Universe of Writing Studies: Higher Education Writing Research (pp. 213–216). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Leake, E. W. (2021). The Multiple Lives of News Stories: Civic Literacies and Rhetorical Transformations. In Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation (pp. 71–84). New City Community Press. Retrieved from https://parlorpress.com/collections/working-and-writing-for-change/products/literacy-and-pedagogy-in-an-age-of-misinformation-and-disinformation

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fulbright Scholar, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. September 2019 - January 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Dean's Citation, University of Louisville. May 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: John Richard Binford Memorial Award, University of Louisville. May 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Second Place, Magazine Feature Writing, SPJ Louisville Metro Journalism Awards. March 1, 2010

Selected Grants

  • Leake, Eric Wallace. Writing at a Crossroads of Languages and Cultures: American Studies in Slovenia, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Federal. (Submitted: July 27, 2018, Funded: September 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Advisor
Master's Program in Rhetoric and Composition
September 1, 2020-Present
Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists
May 2018-Present
Writing and Rhetoric Committee
August 2013-Present
MA/Rhetoric and Composition Committee
August 1, 2013-Present
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning - CCCC Standing Interest Group
March 2022-March 2025