Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
William Hart-Davidson
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Bill Hart-Davidson

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Education (College of Arts and Letters)

Graduate Faculty

Office: 202 Linton Hall

Email: hartdav2@msu.edu

Twitter: @billhd


Google Scholar

Website: billhd.com

Research Areas

Digital Humanities, Experience Architecture, Technical Writing, Computational Rhetoric


Bill Hart-Davidson earned his Ph.D. in 1999 in Rhetoric & Composition from Purdue University. He is a Senior Researcher in the Writing in Digital Environments Research (Center) center and Associate Dean of Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Letters. He is published over 50 articles and book chapters and is co-inventor of Eli Review, a software service that supports writing instruction.  


Ph.D. Rhetoric & Composition, Purdue University, 1999
M.A. Writing and Rhetoric, Bowling Green State University, 1994

B.S. Education, Bowling Green State University, 1992 

Representative Work

Eli Review. elireview.com.

Ridolfo, James & William Hart-Davidson. (In press for 2014).Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Chicago: U of Chicago P.

Omizo, R. & Hart-­‐Davidson, W. (2016). Hedge-­‐O-­‐Matic. Enculturation 7 http://enculturation.net/hedgeomatic.

Omizo R., & Hart-­‐Davidson, W. (2016). Finding genre signals in academic writing. Journal of Writing Research, 7(3), 485-­‐509.

Hart-­‐Davidson, W. (2015). The Turn to Learning: A View of UX Project Management as Organizational Learning Practice. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD), 7(3), 49-­‐52.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 320 Technical Writing
WRA 420 Content Strategy
WRA 482 Information and Interaction Design
WRA 210 & 410 Web Authoring, Advanced Web Authoring
WRA 841 Professional Writing Theory & Research
WRA 885 Research Colloquium
AL 881 Teaching with Technology

Research or Academic Affiliations

Senior Researcher, WIDE Research Center
Affiliated Researcher, MATRIX Affiliated Researcher, Center for Ethics in Humanities in the Life Sciences
Institutional Liason, Humanities Without Walls Consortium
Fellow, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing