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WRAC FACULTY

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Denise Acevedo

Assistant Professor

acevedo@msu.edu

   
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April Baker-Bell 

Assistant Professor

@aprilbakerbell

adbell@msu.edu
   
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Dianna Baldwin 

Associate Director

@pooh831

baldw145@msu.edu
   
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Kate Birdsall 

Assistant Professor

@KEBirdsall

birdsal5@msu.edu
   
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Lorelei Blackburn

Instructor

lorelei@msu.edu

   
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Stuart Blythe 

Associate Professor, Associate Chair,
Director of Undergraduate Programs

@StuartRBlythe

blythes@msu.edu 
   
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Roger Bresnahan

Professor; Fulbright Program Advisor

bresnaha@msu.edu 
   
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Nancy Bunge 

Professor

bunge@msu.edu 
   
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Assistant Professor

@CherylCaesar 

caesarc@msu.edu
   
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Joseph Cheatle

Associate Director of the Writing Center

@JJCheatle

cheatlej@msu.edu

   
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Johnson Cheu 

Assistant Professor

cheu@msu.edu
   
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Yuanfang Dai

Assistant Professor

daiyuanf@msu.edu

   
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Nancy C. DeJoy 

Associate Professor, Director of Academic Assessment Initiatives, College of Arts and Letters

dejoy@msu.edu
   
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Dànielle Nicole DeVoss 

Professor, Associate Chair
Director of the Graduate Program

devossda@msu.edu
   
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Kate Fedewa 

Assistant Professor

fedewak3@msu.edu 
   
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Steven Fraiberg 

Assistant Professor

sfraibe2@gmail.com
   
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Penny Gardner 

Assistant Professor

gardne45@msu.edu
   
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Hillery Glasby

Assistant Professor

glasbyhi@msu.edu

   
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Matt Gomes

Assistant Professor

@invernessfalls

gomesmat@msu.edu
   
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Jeff Grabill 

Professor

@grabill

grabill@msu.edu
   
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Kathy Hadley 

Assistant Professor

hadleyk@msu.edu
   
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Bump Halbritter

Associate Professor, Director of First Year Writing 

drbump@msu.edu
   
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William Hart-Davidson 

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Education

@billhd

hartdav2@msu.edu
   
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Alexandra Hidalgo 

Assistant Professor 

hidalgo5@msu.edu
   
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Kathryn Houghton

Academic Specialist

@kathrynth

hought34@msu.edu
   
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Laura Julier 

Associate Professor

@ljulier

julier@msu.edu
   
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Julia Kiernan 

Assistant Professor

kiernan@msu.edu
   
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Elizabeth LaPensée

Assistant Professor

@odaminowin

odamino@msu.edu
   
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Ben Lauren

Assistant Professor

@benlauren

blauren@msu.edu
   
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Xinqiang Li

Assistant Professor

xqli@msu.edu
   
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Marohang Limbu 

Associate Professor

limbu@msu.edu
   
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Julie Lindquist 

Professor

@lindqu11

lindqu11@msu.edu
   
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Kathleen Livingston

Assistant Professor

living32@msu.edu

   
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Aaron Madrigal 

Assistant Professor

aaronm@msu.edu
   
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Casey McArdle 

Academic Specialist

@crmcardle

cmcardle@msu.edu
   
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Sara McKinnon 

Assistant Professor

mckin159@msu.edu

   
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Joyce Meier

Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program
   
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Casey Miles

Assistant Professor

@soulsmiles

milescas@msu.edu

   
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John Monberg 

Assistant Professor

@jmonberg

jmonberg@msu.edu
   
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Margaret Morris

Assistant Professor

@MaggiePie

msmorris@msu.edu

   
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Dawn Opel

Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty

@DawnOpel

opeldawn@msu.edu
   
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Liza Potts

Associate Professor, Director of WIDE

@LizaPotts

lpotts@msu.edu
   
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Malea Powell 

Professor, Department Chair of WRAC
American Indian Studies Program

@myaamiadawn 

powell37@msu.edu

   
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Carol Quinn 

Assistant Professor

cquinn@msu.edu
   
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Delores Byrum Rauscher

Instructor

@bearingwords

rausche5@msu.edu
   
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Jacqueline Rhodes

Professor

@JRhodes

jrhodes@msu.edu

 

 
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Jonathan Ritz 

Assistant Professor

ritz@msu.edu

   
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Trixie Smith 

Director of The Writing Center, Assistant Professor

@tgsmith12

smit1254@msu.edu
   
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Clayton Tarr

Assistant Professor

tarrclay@msu.edu

   
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J. Estrella Torrez 

Assistant Professor

torrezjs@msu.edu
   
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Curtis VanDonkelaar

Assistant Professor

@vandonc

vandonkc@msu.edu
   
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Xiqiao Wang

Assistant Professor

wangx14@msu.edu

   
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Michael Wojcik 

Instructor

wojcikm4@msu.edu

PhD STUDENTS

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Hannah Brady Espinoza

espino66@msu.edu

Research interests: Decolonial studies, American Indian Studies, and space and place

   
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Phil Bratta
ABD

@philbratta
brattaph@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, pedagogy, visual rhetoric                    

   
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Lauren Brentnell

@RhetoricNSpice
lauren.brentnell@gmail.com

Research interests: Trauma studies, Digital Rhetorics, and pedagogy

   
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Roni Browdy
ABD

browdyro@msu.edu

Research interests: African American women's rhetorics, African American women's languages, and cultural rhetorics
   
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Victor Del Hierro
ABD

delhierr@msu.edu

Research interests: Chican@ and Indigenous Studies, cultural rhetorics, and Hip Hop 

   
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Elise Page Dixon

dixonel7@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, queer rhetorics, writing center studies, feminist composition, women's and gender studies, online identities

   
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Jerrice Donelson

@msjerrice

jdonelso@umich.edu

Research Interests: Literacy, Community Engagement

   
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Wonderful Faison

faisonwo@msu.edu

Research interests: African American Rhetorics, community literacy, cultural rhetorics, and queer rhetorics

   
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Kate Firestone

firest16@msu.edu

Research interests: Identity, race, rhetoric, gender, space, multimodal and digital composition, Asian American, queer, and cultural rhetoric

   
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Howard Fooksman

fooksman@msu.edu

Research interests: Educational Technology, Digital Rhetoric, Experiential Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Accessibility, Disability Studies

   
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John Gagnon
ABD

gagnonjo@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, human rights, intersections of rhetoric and state violence

   
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Bree Gannon

gannonb1@msu.edu

Research interests: Literacy studies, decolonial and feminist pedagogy, digital composition, and religious rhetoric

   
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Becca Hayes
ABD

@beccagoestechie
hayesre3@msu.edu

Research Interests: community-based rhetoric, writing, and arts, public memory, historiography, and activism; writing, rhetoric, and education in nonprofit and cultural institutions; feminist and queer rhetorics; cultural rhetorics

   
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Jack Hennes

@hennesjack
hennesja@msu.edu

Research interests: urban & transportation planning, user-centered design & composition, technical communication, deliberative rhetoric

   
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Les Hutchinson

@techairos
hutch220@msu.edu

Research interests: digital and cultural rhetorics, Intellectual property, surveillance, piracy, & privacy

   
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Catheryn Jennings

@cat_a_jennings
catherynjennings@gmail.com

Research Interests: Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, digital communities, indigenous rhetorics

   
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Shewonda Leger

legershe@msu.edu

Research interests: Black Feminist Filmmaking, Diaspora and Caribbean Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, and Women and Gender Studies 

   
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Maria Novotny
ABD

@marianovotny
novotn10@msu.edu

Research interests: medical rhetoric, cultural rhetorics

   
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Suban Nur Cooley

@subannurcooley
cooleys7@msu.edu

Research Interests: Orality-literacy, Black/African diaspora, multimodality, cultural rhetorics, Somalia, self and identity, migration

   
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Kenlea Pebbles

pebbles1@msu.edu

Research Interests: ESL and business rhetorics, Native American rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, environmental rhetorics , visual and digital rhetorics

   
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Sarah Prielipp

prielip3@msu.edu

Research interests: American Indian rhetorics, Digital Humanities, Learning, multimodal composition

   
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Santos Ramos

ramossan@msu.edu

Research interests: Chican@ and Indigenous Studies, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, social movement theory and practice 

   
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Rachel Robinson

@reneerach
robi1078@msu.edu

Research Interests: writing centers, body rhetoric, female academics and administrators, contingent faculty issues, WPA, popular culture

   
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Eric Rodriguez

@RodriguezEricM
rodri691@msu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Rhetorics

   
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Jaquetta Shade

shadejaq@msu.edu

Research interests: American Indian studies, cultural rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, pop culture studies

   
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Erin Schaefer

erinschaefer9@gmail.com

Research interests: Digital rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, literacy narratives, emotion, fear, identity, trauma, mental health, and pedagogy

   
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Heather Noel Turner

younghe5@msu.edu

Research interests: research methods, social justice, visual design in technical communication and professional writing

 

MA STUDENTS

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Brooke Chambers

CSLP

chamb333@msu.edu

Research Interests: Sonic Rhetoric, Embodiment, Memoir, Digital Humanities, Oral History, Cultural Rhetorics

   
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Garrett Colón

CSLP

colongar@msu.edu

Research Interests: Inclusive pedagogical practices, Cultural Rhetorics, Indigenous Literacies, Program assessment, Writing in Digital Environments

                                                                                                     
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Phil Deaton

DRPW

@DeatonPhil

deatonph@msu.edu

Research Interests: accessibility, disability studies, accessible learning experience design, rhetoric of law, learning design, web design, outreach & engagement      

   
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Kelli Gill

CSLP

gillkel1@msu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Rhetorics, Identity, Community, Visual Rhetorics, Intersections of Food Studies, Ethics, and Sustainability.
   
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Jen Ismerle

DRPW

ismerlej@msu.edu

Research Interests: User Experience Research, Ecological Validity, Mobile/Web Research and Design, Universal Design, Disability Studies
   
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Autumn Laws

CSLP

lawsautu@msu.edu

Research Interests: Disability Studies, Multimodal Composition, Memoir Writing, Social Media Rhetorics
   
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Johnathan McClintick

CSLP

mcclin69@msu.edu

Research Interests: Memoir, Cultural Rhetorics, Community Literacy, Social Activism, Digital Composition, Queer Rhetorics, Pedagogy as Activism
   
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Trevor Sutton

DRPW

@atrevorsutton

sutton28@msu.edu

Research Interests: Professional Writing, Digital Rhetoric, Cultural Rhetorics, Religion and Rhetoric
   
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Analisa Skeen

CSLP

analisa.sk@gmail.com

Research Interests: Environmental Rhetorics, Wilderness, Indigenous Rhetorics, Decolonial Theory
   
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Naomi Sweo

CSLP

naomisweo@gmail.com

Research Interests: Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies, Sexuality Studies, Memoir and Nonfiction writing, Digital Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric, Multimodal Pedagogy

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Melissa Arthurton
Graduate Secretary:
arthurt1@msu.edu

Regina Boone
WRAC Secretary:
boonereg@msu.ed

Diana Shank
WRAC Secretary: 
shankd@msu.edu

WRAC Department Main Office (517) 355-2400
WRAC Department Main Office Fax (517) 353-5250
Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Program (517) 353-9183

Mailing address:
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
235 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824