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K. J. Peters - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

K. J. Peters

Professor and Chair of English | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Dr. K. J. Peters is the author of The Argument Handbook, published by Broadview Press, and currently the director of Graduate Studies in English at LMU. Among his publications are articles addressing the thematics of Hemingway, the rhetoric of privacy, Levinasian phenomenology, and academic freedom. His current research includes the rhetorical tradition of Jesuit education and a re-imagining classical rhetorical concepts for the contemporary, multi-media classroom. Dr. Peters took is Doctorate at the University of Nebraska specializing in critical theory and interrogative rhetorics. Prior to his current position at LMU, Dr. Peters was a professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Previously, Dr. Peters directed the Freshman English Program for 12 years and has twice served as the president of the LMU faculty senate. He served as the chair of the Bellarmine Forum focused upon the traditions and charism of LMU’s founding and designed as a guide for LMU’s next 100 years.

Education (3)

University of Nebraska: Ph.D., English 1998

Wichita State University: M.A., English 1988

Tabor College: B.A., English 1985

Areas of Expertise (3)


Critical Theory

American Literature

Affiliations (4)

  • Jesuit Conference of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Modern Language Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Writing Program Administrators of America