Dr. Dave Reinheimer
Associate Professor of English
Chair, Division of Communications, Humanities, & Human Services
Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum
Ferguson Center 213
Expertise: Shakespeare, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Performance Criticism, Linguistics, Critical Theory, Composition Pedagogy, Instructional Technology, and Writing Assessment.
Teaches: British Literature, Composition, Modern Grammar, Linguistics and Honors Program Courses.
Dave Reinheimer earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) with a double major in Dramatic Arts and English Literature from the University of Dallas in 1989. His graduate work was completed at the University of California, Davis, where he earned a Master of Arts in Literature in 1991 and a Ph.D. in English Renaissance Drama in 1995. He has also long been involved in the performing arts, especially theater and classical ballet.
His teaching and research interests include Shakespeare, Medieval and Renaissance literature, performance criticism, linguistics, critical theory, composition pedagogy, instructional technology, and writing assessment. He co-authored a composition textbook, From Sources to Purpose: A Guide to Researched Writing, and has published articles in Assessing Writing, Computers & Composition, Studies in English Literature, Publications of the Missouri Philological Society, and Extrapolations. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and several professional organizations.
At Valley, Dr. Reinheimer teaches a variety of courses including British literature, Medieval and Renaissance literature, linguistics, and grammar. He also coordinates the Writing Across the Curriculum program.