- Assistant Professor
- PhD Rhetoric
- Rhetoric and Composition
B.S. magna cum laude, Journalism, Ohio University. M.A. and Ph.D., Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor Cloud teaches courses in rhetorical and composition theory, style, public writing, and argument. His research focuses on the rhetoric of social change, particularly the representation of marginalized group identities in public discourse. His current projects concern the use of identity categories in environmental discourse and the ways that language practices of marginalized groups are adapted and translated for new contexts. His articles have appeared in Argumentation and Advocacy, Written Communication, and Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning.
Cloud, D. (2014). The social consequences of dissociation: Lessons from the same-sex marriage debate. Argumentation and Advocacy, 50(3), 157–167.
Cloud, D. (2016). Communicating climate change to religious and conservative audiences: The case of Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley. Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, 16(1), 57–74.
Cloud, D. (2017). Rewriting a Discursive Practice: Atheist Adaptation of Coming Out Discourse. Written Communication, 34(2), 165–188.