Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Dànielle DeVoss
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Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

Professor, Associate Chair, Director of the Graduate Program

Graduate Faculty

Office: 235 Bessey Hall

Email: devossda@msu.edu

Website: www.msu.edu/~devossda

Research Areas

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


My research interests include computer/technological literacies; digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space. My work has most recently appeared in College English; Computers and Composition; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.


Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 2001

Representative Work

I co-edited (with Heidi McKee) Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (2007, Hampton Press), which won the 2007 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. I also co-edited (with Heidi McKee and Dickie Selfe) Technological Ecologies and Sustainability, the first title to be published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, the first digital press in the U.S. with a university press imprint. The book is available at: http://ccdigitalpress.org/tes/.

In November 2010, I published--with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and Troy Hicks--a National Writing Project book, titled Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass). In 2012, I published Understanding and Creating Multimodal Projects (Bedford/St. Martin's). Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation (with Heidi McKee) was published by the Computers and Composition Digital Press in 2013 and is available at http://ccdigitalpress.org/dwae/. More recently, I published (with Martine Courant Rife) Cultures of Copyright (2014, Peter Lang).

Jim Purdy and I have a collection, Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press/Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. In addition, C.S. Wyatt and I are working on a collection titled Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms. John Gallagher and I are working on a collection title Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition

Selected Courses Taught

Professional Writing Undergraduate Program Courses at Michigan State University

WRA 202: Introduction to Professional Writing
WRA 210: Introduction to Web Authoring
WRA 308: Invention in Writing—Creativity, Innovation, and Communication
WRA 330: Research in Communities and Cultures
WRA 331: Writing in the Public Interest/Nonprofit Communications
WRA 360: Visual Rhetoric for Professional Writers
WRA 415: Digital Rhetoric
WRA 455: Portfolio Seminar
AL 860: Visual Rhetoric Theory and Document Design

AL 881: Teaching with Technology
AL 885: Research Colloquium

College of Arts and Letters Courses at Michigan State University

UGS 101: Networking and Netwriting
AL 285: Introduction to Digital Humanities
AL 491: Art, Culture, and NYC
WRA 491: WriteNYC
IAH 241e: Creativity, Communication, and Innovation
IAH 241e: Creativity > Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship