Mr. Jeremy Tuman

Continuing Lecturer
B.A. University of Alabama, 1994
M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction, University of New Orleans, 2008

Specialties: Composition and Rhetoric, Basic Writing.

Jeremy Tuman teaches composition and literature with an emphasis on bringing basic writers into the larger academic curriculum. His scholarship on the pedagogy of basic writing is influenced by Mike Rose and David Bartholomae, who argue that basic writers must fully engage in exercises of critical thought regardless of their grammatical or mechanical skill level. To this approach he incorporates the added charge of Xavier and other HBCUs and Catholic schools to teach a moral and social imperative for critical thought.

Jeremy is the Director of Freshman Composition and is the editor of Pathways, Xavier's freshman essay journal. Jeremy is the school-wide Faculty-in-Residence for Service Learning. He has designed and led service-learning initiatives with community partners involved in literacy outreach and in post-Katrina rebuilding. Jeremy is a 2012-2013 Mellon FaCTS Fellow, a fellowship to promote social justice and civic engagement in the classroom.

Mr. Tuman may be contacted at: (504) 520-5703 or by e-mail at