Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno is an associate professor of Rhetoric in the area of writing, rhetoric, and literacies (WRL) in the Department of English. Her primary research is in the history of rhetoric. Her first book, "A City of Marble," focuses on the influnce of rhetorical theory on the Augustan cultural campiagns in the period between the Roman republic and empire. Professor Lamp's current scholarship focuses on the classical influnce on U.S. public art including monuments and memorials and how those sites guide understandings of citizenship and civic participation. Professor Lamp's research has appeared in Philosophy and Rhetoric, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Advances in the History of Rhetoric.
Professor Lamp is currently the area director of WRL and the past president of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.