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Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

Interim Chairperson; William J. Beal Distinguished Professor; Graduate Faculty
Office: 235 Bessey Hall
Email: devossda@msu.edu
Website: www.danielledevoss.org

Research Areas

Digital/Technological Literacies, Digital-Visual Rhetorics, Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, Intellectual Property Issues in Digital Space 


DeVoss’ 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.

DeVoss 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. She 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, DeVoss published–with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and Troy Hicks–a National Writing Project book, titled Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass). In 2012, DeVoss 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/. Most recently, DeVoss published Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies (with Jim Purdy; 2016, University of Michigan Press/Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative); Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms (with C.S. Wyatt, 2017, Parlor Press); and Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition (with John Gallagher; 2019, Colorado State University Press/Utah State University Press).


Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 2001

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 202: Introduction to Professional Writing

WRA 360: Designing Print and Digital Documents

IAH 241e: Creativity–Social Entrepreneurship

CAS/AL 114: Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

WRA 885: PhD Graduate Proseminar