The Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media brings together a diverse and accomplished faculty from across the university, both established senior faculty and younger faculty in new areas. Some will teach the required core courses in the program, and some will teach electives and special topics courses within their own departments. All will be available to serve on advisory committees for students. There are two categories of faculty associated with the doctoral program, Program Faculty and Affiliated Faculty.
The Program Faculty are full and associate graduate faculty in the Departments of English and Communication who have an expressed interest, a record of research and scholarship in relevant areas, and the ability to teach core courses or courses in the disciplinary areas (see Curriculum). Program faculty will teach the core courses, direct dissertations, serve on advisory committees, and elect the Program Committee that governs the program.
- Writing Now. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. (Lee Odell and Susan M. Katz)
- "Yes, a Tee Shirt!: Visual Literacy in the Writing Class." College Composition and Communication. September 2009. (Lee Odell and Susan M. Katz)
- "Creating Appropriate Graphics for Business Situations." Business Communication Quarterly 71:1 (March 2008): 71-75.
- Heidi von Ludewig (member)
- Melinda Leonardo (member)
- Miller-Cochran, Susan and Dana Gierdowski. “Making Peace with the Rising Costs of Writing Technologies: Flexible Classroom Design as a Sustainable Solution.” Computers and Composition (forthcoming March 2013)
- Raimes, Ann, and Susan Miller-Cochran. Keys for Writers (7th Ed.). Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2013. Print.
- Miller-Cochran, Susan, and Rochelle Rodrigo. The Wadsworth Guide to Research (2nd Ed.). Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2013. Print.
- Jacobsen, Craig, Susan Miller-Cochran, and Rochelle Rodrigo. “The WPA Outcomes Statement and Disciplinary Authority.” In The Writing Program Administrators Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later. Eds. Nicholas Behm, Duane Roen, Ed White, Deb Holdstein, and Greg Glau. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. 2012. Print.
- Miller-Cochran, Susan. “Beyond ‘ESL Writing’: Teaching Cross-Cultural Composition at a Community College.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 40.1 (2012): 20-30. Print.
- Miller-Cochran, Susan. "Language Diversity and the Responsibility of the WPA." In Cross-Language Relations in Composition. Eds. Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2010. 212-220. Print.
- DePew, Kevin Eric, and Susan Miller-Cochran. "Social Networking in a Second Language: Engaging Multiple Literate Practices through Identity Composition." In Inventing Identities in Second Language Writing. Eds. Michelle Cox, Jay Jordan, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Gwen Gray Schwartz. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010. 273-295. Print.
- Miller-Cochran, Susan, and Rochelle Rodrigo, eds. Rhetorically Rethinking Usability. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. Print.
- Kati Fargo Ahern (chair)
- Jon Burr (co-chair)
- Dana Gierdowski (chair)
- Karla Lyles (co-chair)
- Robin Snead (chair)
- Kevin Brock (member)
- Freddi Hamilton Cobb (member)
- Adam Gutschmidt (member)
- Valeska Redmond (member)
- Dawn Shepherd (member)
- Wendi Sierra (member)
- Jennifer Ware (member)
Other graduate faculty in English, Communication, and other departments with allied interests may be appointed as Affiliated Faculty; they serve on advisory/dissertation committees and teach elective courses.
Agnes Bolonyai, Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Meredith Davis, Professor of Graphic Design, College of Design. [website]
Denis Gray, Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Brad Mehlenbacher, Associate Professor of Training and Development, College of Education. [website]
Devin Orgeron, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Marsha Orgeron, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Maria Pramaggiore, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Michael Rappa, Alan T. Dickson Distinguished University Professor of Technology Management, College of Management. [website]
Robert St. Amant, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering. [website]
Eric Wiebe, Associate Professor of Graphic Communications, College of Education. [website]
Michael Wogalter, Professor of Psychology and Director, Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English and Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Michael Young, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering. [website]
"Digital technologies, tied to the Internet, could produce a vastly more competitive and vibrant market for building and cultivating culture; that market could include a much wider and more diverse range of creators; those creators could produce and distribute a much more vibrant range of creativity … all so long as the RCAs of our day don’t use the law to protect themselves against this competition."
—Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture