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Casey Miles

Assistant Professor
Academic Advisor to Professional & Public Writing

Office: 291 Bessey Hall

Research Areas

Queer Rhetorics, Digital Content, Digital Video 


I am an Assistant Professor and the Academic Advisor to the Professional and Public Writing major in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State. I earned my Ph.D. in Cultural Rhetorics from MSU and hold a master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing. I teach courses in video production, digital content, visual rhetoric, and career readiness. In no particular order my interests include cats, donuts, hiking, poetry, and curating Spotify playlists.


Ph.D., Michigan State University

M.A., Michigan State University

B.A., Oakland University 

Representative Work

“Public Writing for Just Causes: An Introduction to the Professional and Public Writing Major at MSU.” Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference. Online. November 19-20, 2020.

“Butch Rhetoric: queer masculinity in rhetoric & composition.” Kairos 20.1 (August 2015). Video. link:

“’Dear Barbara Hammer’: The Intimate Connection Between Identity and Process in Queer Methodology.” Queer Conversations Symposium. East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University). April 14, 2015. Conference presentation.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 210: Intro Web Authoring

WRA 225: Intro to Digital Video

WRA 360: Design of Print and Digital Documents

WRA 455: Portfolio Seminar (Capstone)

Research or Academic Affiliations

I3/IDEA Facilitator (Institutional Diversity: Excellence in Action)

Social Media

Twitter: @soulsmiles