Contributors' Bios

In Alphabetical Order

Estee N. Beck

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Estee N. Beck is an assistant professor of English at The University of Texas at Arlington. She offers courses in technical writing and multimedia authoring. Her research areas include computer algorithms, surveillance, and privacy connected with writing infrastructures. Her work has appeared in Computers & Composition and Hybrid Pedagogy.

Angela Crow

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Angela Crow is an associate professor at James Madison University and just completed a three-year term as the First-Year Writing Director. She now focuses her research on digital literacies and mobility studies. Currently, she analyzes arguments online for rights to the road in online venues and studies local cycling communities and their online and offline strategies for cycling in a range of situations from busy streets to more comfortable rural roads. She’s particularly interested in novice women riders and the digital and face-to-face strategies that they employ to acclimate to cycling in a range of traffic situations, increasing their level of comfort and understanding and assessing their risks. 

DÀnielle Nicole DeVoss

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Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is a professor of professional writing at Michigan State University; her work focuses on computer and technological literacies, digital–visual rhetorics, social and cultural entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, and intellectual property issues in digital space. DeVoss's 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 and Jim Purdy have a collection, Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press/Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.

Jennifer deWinter

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Jennifer deWinter is an associate professor of rhetoric and faculty in the Interactive Media and Game Development Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She teaches courses on game studies, game design, and game production and management. She has published on the convergence of anime, manga, and computer games both in their Japanese contexts and in global markets. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and edited collections, and she is coeditor of Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection (2014, with Ryan Moeller) and Video Game Policy: Production, Circulation, Consumption (2016, with Steven Conway) as well as editor for the textbook Videogames. In collaboration with Carly A. Kocurek, she has launched the Influential Game Designer book series, for which she wrote the inaugural book, Shigeru Miyamoto (2015).

Laura Gonzales

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Laura Gonzales is a PhD student in rhetoric and writing at Michigan State University, where she studies and teaches digital rhetoric and professional writing. Her research focuses on highlighting the affordances of linguistic diversity in academic, professional, and digital contexts.

Heidi A. McKee

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Heidi McKee is an associate professor in the Department of English and an affiliate faculty member of the Armstrong Center for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University. Her teaching and research interests include digital writing and rhetorics, composition pedagogies, qualitative research methodologies, and ethical research practices.

Colleen Reilly

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Colleen A. Reilly is a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she teaches courses in professional and technical writing including digital composing, digital research practices, document design, technical editing, writing about science, and writing and activism. Her research interests relate to professional writing program development, digital composition pedagogies, digital research methods, electronic open-access publication, and genders, sexualities, and technologies.

Stephanie Vie

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Stephanie Vie is an associate professor of writing and rhetoric and director of Undergraduate Programs in the Writing and Rhetoric Department at the University of Central Florida. She researches social media's impact on literate practices and is currently conducting several grant-funded national surveys of faculty members' attitudes toward social media in composition. She is a Reviews section co-editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and a project director with Computers and Composition Digital Press. Her work has appeared in journals like First Monday, Computers and Composition, Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society, and The Journal of Faculty Development, and her textbook E-Dentity (Fountainhead Press, 2011) examines the impact of social media on twenty-first century literacies.