Cornelius Rubsamen


Office hours:
S22: Thursdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 pm and by appointment

Cornelius Rubsamen is a lecturer at the University of Hawaii and teaches classes in composition and rhetoric.


“Surfing Alone: Web 2.0 and the Virtual Public Sphere.” Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First-Year Composition. Dahlman, Jill and Piper Selden, eds. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.

Areas of Interest

Rhetoric and Composition, Populist Rhetoric, Public Sphere Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Rhetoric of Popular Culture, and Early Modern Drama.


2015 Yun T. and Chen Chuan Tu Student Travel Endowment in English


2020 Ph.D., University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Dissertation: “‘I am a Popularist’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Populist Rhetoric of Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign.” Committee chair: Daphne Desser. Committee members: Darin Payne, Todd Sammons, John Zuern, Ned Bertz.
2011 M.A. University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Thesis: "'They which will not labour must not eate’: The Intersection of the British Colonial Enterprise and Social Change in Shakespeare’s Late Romances.” Committee chair: Robert McHenry. Committee members: Valerie Wayne, Matthew Romaniello.


Fall Semester 2022
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2022
  • ENG-200: Composition II

Fall Semester 2021
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-100A: Composition I

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I