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WRAC FACULTY

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

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

Research Areas: Writing, American Literature
                               
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Cheryl Caesar
Assistant Professor
caesarc@msu.edu


Research Areas: Community-engaged scholarship, translingual and transcultural pedagogies
        Joseph Cheatle
Associate Director of the Writing Center
Graduate Faculty
cheatlej@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Center Studies, Digital Composition, Writing Program Administration, Technical and Professional Communication, and Writing Across the Disciplines
                               
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Johnson Cheu
Assistant Professor
cheu@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural studies, Disability Studies, Media Studies, Visual Rhetorics
        Jill McKay Chrobak
Assistant Professor
mckayji1@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, Hip Hop pedagogies, student-centered pedagogies
                               
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Yuanfang Dai
Assistant Professor
daiyuanf@msu.edu


Research Areas:
feminist philosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy
       

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

                               
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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 

        Kate Fedewa
Assistant Professor
fedewak3@msu.edu




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

                               
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Steven Fraiberg
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
sfraibe2@gmail.com

Research Areas: Globalization in Higher Education and Workplaces, Startup Entrepreneurs and Innovation Systems, Composition Studies, Multi-Translingualism
       

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  

                               
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Matt Gomes
Assistant Professor
gomesmat@msu.edu


Research Areas: Writing Assessment, program assessment, pedagogy, sonic rhetoric 
        Jeff Grabill
Professor
Graduate Faculty
grabill@msu.edu

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



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

        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
 

                               
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Kathryn Houghton
Academic Specialist
hought34@msu.edu
        Laura Julier
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
julier@msu.edu

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

Research Areas: Indigenous Studies, Game Studies, Game Development, Comics
        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  
                               
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Xinqiang Li
Assistant Professor
xqli@msu.edu


Research Areas: Intercultural Rhetoric, Second Language Writing, Curriculum Design, Studies in Prose Style
        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  
                               
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Julie Lindquist
Professor
Graduate Faculty
lindqu11@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, literacy, qualitative methods, wriitng pedagogy
        Kathleen Livingston
Assistant Professor
living70@msu.edu


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

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

         Sara McKinnon
Assistant Professor
mckin159@msu.edu


Research Areas: composition, creative nonfiction, first-year writing, gender studies
                               
 

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Joyce Meier
Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program
meierjo@msu.edu

Research Areas: Translingualism and transcultural rhetorics, community writing, creative non-fiction
        Casey Miles
Assistant Professor
milescas@msu.edu


Research Areas:
Queer rhetorics, multimodal composition, digital rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, digital video
 
                               
 

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John Monberg
Academic Specialist
Graduate Faculty
jmonberg@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, digital rhetoric, public deliberation
        Margaret Morris
Assistant Professor
msmorris@msu.edu


Research Areas: Collaboration, History of Rhetoric, Salon Movements, Editorial role/editing, Travel Writing, Photojournalism
                               
 

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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
        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  
                               
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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  
        Delores Byrum Rauscher
Instructor
rausche5@msu.edu



Research Areas: Teaching Higher Ed, Writing and Critical Reasoning  
     

 

                       
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Jacqueline Rhodes
Professor
Director, CEDAR
Graduate Faculty
jrhodes@msu.edu

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

Academic Specialist
Graduate Faculty
ristich@msu.edu


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

                               
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Jonathan Ritz
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
ritz@msu.edu


Research Areas: Creative nonfiction, video essay, peace and justice studies
        Matthew Rossi
Assistant Professor
mrossi@msu.edu



Research Areas: Maker Culture, Multiliteracies, Ecocriticism, Citizen Science, Creative Writing, Writing Center Administration, Comics
                               
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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
Assistant Professor
tarrclay@msu.edu



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

Research Areas: community literacy, critical pedagogy, indigenous rhetorics, Latina rhetorics
        Curtis VanDonkelaar
Assistant Professor
vandonkc@msu.edu


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

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