Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Dianna Baldwin
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Dianna Baldwin

Associate Director, The Writing Center; Professor

Graduate Faculty

Office: 300D Bessey Hall

Email: baldw145@msu.edu

Twitter: @pooh831

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Websites: 260days.com         http://diannabaldwin.msu.domains/

Research Areas

Writing Centers, Cultural Rhetorics, Comics

Profile

I am an Associate Director of The Writing Center @ MSU. Prior to the position, I studied 19th century British Literature and completed my Masters thesis on none other than Charles Dickens. I knew, however, that I wanted to shift focus for my PhD to Rhetoric and Writing. And not just traditional “text” writing, but high-tech writing. The kind of writing that requires more than a word processor or a pen and paper to accomplish.

This makes The Writing Center a perfect place for me. It is a playground for me, where I get to experiment with all forms of digital writing and composing and get paid to do so. I explore video games and virtual worlds in the writing process; I investigate how comics create meaning in different ways and how students can use this medium for their own rhetorical purposes; I research how things like tablets can be used in the writing process as a means of creation and not just consumption; and best of all, I am privileged to work with students each and every day of my life . . . how wonderful is that?  

Education

PhD. Middle Tennessee State University. May 2009.
MA. Middle Tennessee State University. Dec 2006.
BA. Texas A&M, Kingsville. Dec 1996.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 891 Writing Center Theory and Administration
WRA 395 Writing Center Theory and Practice
WS 304 Intro to LGBTQ Studies
WRA 140 Women in America, FYC
WRA 110 Writing and Technology, FYC