Staff

Principal Faculty

Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University and has been editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy for 15 years. She teaches classes and workshops internationally on editing, multimedia authoring, and digital publishing and is Executive Director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. She directs the newly inaugurated Digital Publishing Institute at WVU Libraries and is co-PI on a $1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-source academic publishing platform, Vega. In this proposed set of workshops, Ball is responsible for creating the curriculum, leading the workshops and seminars, and ensuring participant satisfaction.

Douglas Eyman is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at George Mason University. His most recent book, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015, and, with Ball, has recently co-authored more than a half-dozen articles on digital media publishing and technical infrastructures. Eyman has held a number of editorial roles on Kairos since 1996; he is currently the Senior Editor and Publisher. Eyman will serve as a project mentor and facilitator for both sets of workshops and provide presentations on issues related to the technical, scholarly, and social infrastructures that support digital scholarship and online publication.

Instructors: Author Workshops

David M. Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio, and Associate Director of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program at NC State University. Recent scholarly and creative works include the co-edited collection, Small Tech, a forthcoming book titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing, essays and award-winning scholarship in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation, and numerous digital interactive works. He serves on the editorial board of Kairos. In this institute, Rieder is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors to help them build their projects.

Madeleine Sorapure is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara, where she has been teaching courses in digital and multimodal composing for the past two decades. Sorapure designed and directs the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor at UC Santa Barbara. As editor of Kairos’s Inventio section, Sorapure has helped novice and expert authors develop their multimedia-rich scholarship. She has published her own award-winning multimedia scholarship in Kairos, as well as print publications on information visualization, digital autobiographical writing, popular culture, and Web 2.0, among other topics. In this institute, Sorapure is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors.

Scott Lloyd DeWitt is Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy at The Ohio State University. An OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, DeWitt has served as the director of The Digital Media Project, the English Department’s digital media production and teaching studio. With Cynthia L. Selfe, he has directed the Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC) at Ohio State since 2006. He is the editor of a scholarly collection of curated digital exhibits (with H. Louis Ulman and Cynthia Selfe), Stories That Speak To Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2013), and is an editorial board member for Kairos. DeWitt is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors in this institute.

Karl Stolley is Associate Professor of Digital Writing & Rhetoric in the Department of Humanities at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Stolley teaches courses on web design and development, information architecture, and humanizing technology. He directs Gewgaws Lab, a digital design and development research group and physical lab space dedicated to investigating open-source technologies. Stolley is the author of the book How to Design and Write Web Pages Today (Greenwood Press, 2011; 2nd edition under contract). His publications have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Kairos. In this proposed institute, Stolley is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors to help them build their projects.

Instructors: Editor Workshops

Stephanie Vie is Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida. She is the managing editor for Kairos and a consulting editor for the Community Literacy Journal. She is a former project director with the Computers and Composition Digital Press and has worked in an editorial capacity with the journal Rhetoric Review. Her work has appeared in such journals as First Monday, Computers and Composition, Technoculture, and Computers and Composition Online, and her textbook E-Dentity (Fountainhead Press, 2011) examines the impact of social media on twenty-first century literacies. For the editor workshops, Vie draws on her expertise with scholarly and multimodal editing to help facilitate workshops on developmental and design-level editing.

Michael J. Faris is an Assistant Professor in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. He has published about social media and mobile devices in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Composition Forum, College Composition and Communication, and Communication Design Quarterly. He is an associate editor of Kairos and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on publications management and new media as well as directs the Media Lab in Texas Tech’s English Department. For the editor workshops, Faris draws on his expertise with scholarly and multimodal editing to help facilitate workshops on developmental and design-level editing.