Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Faculty
Home > People > Faculty


WRAC FACULTY

                               
    Acevedo_Denise.png             

Arola 175.jpg

 
Denise Acevedo
Assistant Professor
acevedo@msu.edu



Research Areas: marginalized students; motivational rhetoric; faculty development

        Kristin Arola
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
arola@msu.edu

Research Areas: Digital Rhetoric, American Indian Rhetoric, Multimodal Composition
                               
    BakerBell-April1.jpg            

Baldwin 175.jpg

 
April Baker-Bell
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
adbell@msu.edu

Research Areas: Black Language & Literacies; Culturally Responsible & Sustaining Pedagogy; English (Teacher) Education; critically conscious research  
        Dianna Baldwin
Associate Director
Graduate Faculty
baldw145@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Centers, Cultural Rhetorics, Comics  
                               
    WRAC Logo Small.jpg             

Birdsall 175.jpg

 
 Catalina Bartlett
Assistant Professor
bartl142@msu.edu

Research Areascreative writing, Chicanx literatures, theories of the body

         Kate Birdsall
Assistant Professor
birdsal5@msu.edu

Research Areas: empathy, cultural rhetorics, digital publishing, creative writing pedagogy
                               
     Lorelei Blackburn thumb.jpg             Blythe square.jpg      
 Lorelei Blackburn
Instructor
lorelei@msu.edu



Research Areas: Service Learning, Community Literacy, Pedagogy
         Stuart Blythe
Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Graduate Faculty
blythes@msu.edu

Research Areas: administration and curriculum; theories of learning; rhetoric, science, and technology
 
                               
    Bresnahan_Roger 175.jpg             

Bunge_Nancy.png 

 
      Roger Bresnahan
Professor; Fulbright Program Advisor
bresnaha@msu.edu

Research Areas:
Cultural Rhetorics
  
 
         Nancy Bunge
Professor
bunge@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing, American Literature
                               
     Caesar_Cheryl.png            

Joseph Cheatle small.jpg

 
   Cheryl Caesar
Assistant Professor
caesarc@msu.edu


Research Areas: Comparative literature, culture studies, cultrually-sustaining pedagogies
          Joseph Cheatle
Associate Director of the Writing Center
Graduate Faculty
cheatlej@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Center Studies, Digital Composition, and Writing Program Administration
                               
     Cheu_Johnson.jpg            

WRAC Logo Small.jpg

 
 Johnson Cheu
Assistant Professor
cheu@msu.edu


Research Areas: Cultural studies, Disability Studies, Media Studies, Visual Rhetorics
         Yuanfang Dai
Assistant Professor
daiyuanf@msu.edu


Research Areas:
feminist philosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy
                               
     Dejoy_Nancy.jpg            

DeVoss_Danielle.jpg

 
 Nancy C. DeJoy
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
dejoy@msu.edu


Research Areas: Writing Pedagogy, Women’s Studies, Environmental/Nature Writing, Travel Writing; Poetry, Public Art
       

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
Professor, Associate Chair
Director of the Graduate Program
Graduate Faculty
devossda@msu.edu

Research Areas: Computer/technological literacies; digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space

                               
    Fedewa_Kate.jpg            

Fraiberg_Steve.jpg  

 
   Kate Fedewa
Assistant Professor
fedewak3@msu.edu



Research Areas: Literacy and identity, game studies, history of rhetoric, student-centered pedagogy

 
          Steven Fraiberg
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
sfraibe2@gmail.com

Research Interests: Globalization in Higher Education and Workplaces, Startup Entrepreneurs and Innovation Systems, Composition Studies, Multi-Translingualism
                               
    Glasby_Hillery.jpg               Gomes_Matt 175.jpg     
    Hillery Glasby
Assistant Professor
glasbyhi@msu.edu

Research Areas: Queer Rhetoric; Visual, Digital, and DIY/Craft Rhetorics; Queer and Feminist Pedagogies; Writing Center and Writing Program Administration  
       

Matt Gomes
Assistant Professor
gomesmat@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Assessment, program assessment, pedagogy, sonic rhetoric

                               
    grabill_Jeff.jpg             

Hadley_Kathy.jpg

 
Jeff Grabill
Professor
Graduate Faculty
grabill@msu.edu

Research Areas: Professional and Technical Writing; Community Literacy; Informal Learning; Rhetorical Theory  
          Kathy Hadley
Assistant Professor
hadleyk@msu.edu


Research Areas: Learner-centered teaching, Study Abroad, women in America
                               
    Halbritter_Bump.jpg             

hart-davidson.png  

 
    Bump Halbritter
Associate Professor
Director of First Year Writing
Graduate Faculty
drbump@msu.edu


Research Areas: audio-visual media in research, audio-visual rhetoric, literacy, writing pedagogy  
           William Hart-Davidson
Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Graduate Education
Graduate Faculty
hartdav2@msu.edu


Research Areas: Digital Humanities, Experience Architecture, Technical Writing, Computational Rhetoric
                               
    Hidalgo 175.jpg             

Houghton_Kathryn.jpg

 
 Alexandra Hidalgo
Assistant Professor
Documentary Production Minor Core Faculty
Graduate Faculty
hidalgo5@msu.edu


Research Areas: Film and Video Production, Documentary, Memoir, Cultural Rhetorics, Feminism, Immigration, Social Media, Digital Spaces and Publication
 

        Kathryn Houghton
Academic Specialist
hought34@msu.edu
                               
    Julier-laura.jpg             

Elizabeth LaPensee Square.jpg

 
Laura Julier
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
julier@msu.edu

Research Areas: Literary/creative nonfiction, editing and publishing, community service learning  
          Elizabeth LaPensée
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
odamino@msu.edu

Research Areas: Indigenous Studies, Game Studies, Game Development, Comics
                               
    Lauren_Ben.jpg             

Li_Xinqiang.jpg

 
Ben Lauren
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
blauren@msu.edu

Research Areas: User Experience, Professional and Technical Communication, Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Critical Management Studies, Service Design, Sound Studies  
           Xinqiang Li
Assistant Professor
xqli@msu.edu


Research Areas: Intercultural Rhetoric, Second Language Writing, Curriculum Design, Studies in Prose Style
                               
    Limbu1.jpg             

Lindquist_Julie.jpg

 
Marohang Limbu
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
limbu@msu.edu

Research Areas: Kirat rhetorics, global indigenous rhetorics, cross-cultural/intercultural/inter-epistemic rhetorics, cloud- and crowd pedagogies  
        Julie Lindquist
Professor
Graduate Faculty
lindqu11@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, literacy, qualitative methods, wriitng pedagogy
                               
    Livingston_Kathleen1.jpg             

Mcardle 175.jpg 

 
    Kathleen Livingston
Assistant Professor
living32@msu.edu


Research Areas: First-year Writing, Consent Education, Queer Feminist Rhetorics, Community-based Pedagogies & Methodologies, Nonfiction Writing  
         Casey McArdle
Assistant Professor
Experience Architecture Program Liaison
cmcardle@msu.edu

Research Areas: distance education; instructional design; experience architecture; rhetorical theory; professional and technical
                               
     McKinnon_Sara.jpg            

Meier_Joyce 175.jpg

 
 Sara McKinnon
Assistant Professor
mckin159@msu.edu


Research Areas: composition, creative nonfiction, first-year writing, gender studies
         Joyce Meier
Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program
meierjo@msu.edu

Research Areas: Translingualism and transcultural rhetorics, community writing, creative non-fiction
                               
 

Miles_Casey.jpg

           

Monberg_John.jpg

 
 Casey Miles
Assistant Professor
milescas@msu.edu


Research Areas:
Queer rhetorics, multimodal composition, digital rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, digital video
 
         John Monberg
Academic Specialist
Graduate Faculty
jmonberg@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, digital rhetoric, public deliberation
                               
 

WRAC Logo Small.jpg

           

Opel_dawn_square.jpg

 
 Margaret Morris
Assistant Professor
msmorris@msu.edu


Research Areas: Collaboration, History of Rhetoric, Salon Movements, Editorial role/editing, Travel Writing, Photojournalism
         Dawn Opel
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
opeldawn@msu.edu

Research Areas: Rhetoric of health and medicine, experience architecture, community literacy, technical and professional writing, feminist and activist research methodologies
                               
 

Potts-Liza1.jpg

           

Powell_Malea.jpg

 
 Liza Potts
Associate Professor
Director of WIDE Research
Graduate Faculty
lpotts@msu.edu

Research Areas: Experience Architecture, Participatory Memory, Digital Rhetoric, Disaster Studies, Fan Studies 
            Malea Powell
Professor, Department Chair
American Indian Studies Program
Graduate Faculty
powell37@msu.edu

Research Areas: Indigenous rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, rhetorical theory, rhetoric history, decolonial rhetorics, digital publishing, diverse & inclusive curriculum design, administrative work as intellectual practice, leadership development  
                               
    Rauscher_Delores square.jpg             

Rhodes 175.jpg

 
Delores Byrum Rauscher
Instructor
rausche5@msu.edu



Research Areas: Teaching Higher Ed, Writing and Critical Reasoning  
        Jacqueline Rhodes
Professor
Director, CEDAR
Graduate Faculty
jrhodes@msu.edu

Research Areas: Multimodality, digital rhetorics, feminist/queer rhetorics 
     

 

                       
    Ristich 175.jpg                

Ritz_John.jpg

    
  Michael Ristich

Academic Specialist
Graduate Faculty
ristich@msu.edu


Research Areas: Rhetorical Theory, Critical Theory, Pedagogy, Radical Politics

        Jonathan Ritz
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
ritz@msu.edu


Research Areas: Creative nonfiction, video essay, peace and justice studies
                               
  WRAC Logo Small.jpg              

Smith_Trixie.jpg

 
 Matthew Rossi
Assistant Professor
mrossi@msu.edu



Research Areas: Maker Culture, Multiliteracies, Ecocriticism, Citizen Science, Creative Writing, Writing Center Administration, Comics
         Trixie Smith
Director of The Writing Center
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
smit1254@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Centers, Queer Rhetorics, Pedagogy, Embodiment, Community Composing
                               
    Clayton Tarr.jpg             

Estrella-Torrez_J.jpg  

 
   Clayton Tarr
Assistant Professor
tarrclay@msu.edu


Research Areas: British and American Literature, Composition and Rhetoric
 
         J. Estrella Torrez
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
torrezjs@msu.edu

Research Areas: community literacy, critical pedagogy, indigenous rhetorics, Latina rhetorics
                               
    VanDonkelaar_Curtis.jpeg            

WRAC Logo Small.jpg

 
Curtis VanDonkelaar
Assistant Professor
vandonkc@msu.edu

Research Areas:
Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing, Midwestern Culture and Literature
        Xiqiao Wang
Assistant Professor
wangx14@msu.edu

Research Areas: Transnational literacy, digital literacy, translingual pedagogy, multimodal composition