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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Department of Writing
Rhetoric & American Cultures


Casey McArdle

Academic Specialist

Office: 268 Bessey Hall

Email: cmcardle@msu.edu

Twitter: @crmcardle

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Research Areas

Professional writing, instructional design, digital rhetoric, experience architecture


I teach Professional Writing, Experience Architecture, and in the Writing Program in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures here at Michigan State University. My research interests are professional writing, digital rhetoric, experience architecture, social media, Writing Program Administration, instructional design, digital media networks and their pedagogical cooperation with the humanities, rhetorical theory, and composition theory. I have hosted several workshops across campus on the importance of feedback and peer review and have presented nationally on Online Writing Instruction.


Ph.D., English (Composition and Rhetoric), Ball State University, 2014.
M.A. in English, Indiana University, 2005.
B.A. in English, Denison University, 1997.

Representative Work


McArdle, Casey. “Mobile Learning Just Keeps on Running: Renegotiating Online Collaborative Spaces for Writing Students.” Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom. Ed. Dr. Claire Lutkewitte. Illinois: NCTE Press, 2016. 117-132. Print.

---. “Using Web 2.0 to Foster Community and Public Writing in Composition Classrooms.” Web 2.0: Applications for Composition Classrooms. Ed. Dr. Claire Lutkewitte. Southlake: Fountainhead Press, 2012. 67-78. Print.

Co-Founder of the Online Writing Instruction Community: http://www.owicommunity.org/

Conference Presentations

“Providing Feedback in a Mobile Learning Community.” Thomas R Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October, 2016.

“Building Writing Communities: Crafting Online Spaces for Student Success.” Wayne State University Composition Program’s Teaching of Writing Conference. Detroit, MI. September, 2016.

“Accessing Online Writing Spaces: Feedback for Everyone.” Computers and Writing Conference. Rochester, NY. May, 2016.

“Mobile Learning Just Keeps on Running: Renegotiating Online Writing Spaces for Students Away from Big Brother.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March, 2014.

“University of iSocrates: Digital Phronesis and Pedagogy.” Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD. June, 2013.

“Digital Interaction: Unraveling Student Voices through Collaborative Technologies.” Computers and Writing Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. May, 2011.

“Working Web 2.0: User Generated Content and Global Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October, 2010.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 101 - Writing as Inquiry
WRA 110 - Science and Technology
WRA 150 - History of American Thought
WRA 210 - Introduction to Web Authoring
AL 242 - Introduction to Experience Architecture
WRA 491 - Fundamentals of Professional Writing

Research or Academic Affiliations

Writing, Information, & Digital Experience (WIDE)
National Council of Teachers of English
Modern Language Association
Global Society for Online Literacy Educators
International Writing Center Association
National Writing Project