Faculty and Staff - Emerging Digital Genres

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    David M Rieder

    Associate Director
    Tompkins Hall 232A


    David M Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Assoc. Dir. of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program (CRDM), and Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio at NC State University. His research is at the intersections of digital media theory, digital rhetoric/writing, physical computing, and digital humanities. Recent publications and some of his digital works can be found in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation. Three recent digital works were in exhibitions at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), in 2012 and 2014; others have been on display at national and regional conferences. His forthcoming book with Parlor Press is titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing.

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    Dr Carolyn Rae Miller

    Emeritus Professor


    Carolyn R. Miller retired as SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication in June 2015, after 42 years on the NC State faculty. Her research interests include genre studies, digital rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and rhetoric of science and technology. This work has explored rhetorical concepts of invention, agency, kairos, ethos, and community and the polis, and her work has been foundational to rhetorical genre studies. Her professional service includes terms as president of the Rhetoric Society of America and editor of its journal, Rhetoric Society Quarterly. She was named a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America in 2010 and Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in 1995. At NC State, she served as founding director of the CRDM program; she also served as founding director of the M.S. in Technical Communication. She has been a member of the university’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers since 1984 and in 1999 was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor. She has held visiting appointments at Michigan Tech, Penn State, Georgia Tech, the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and University of Louisville. She has lectured in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, and South Korea.

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    Dr Victoria J Gallagher

    Winston Hall 105


    Dr. Gallagher's primary area of publication and scholarship is rhetorical criticism, particularly of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual rhetoric, material culture, and public art. She is the principle investigator of the Virtual Martin Luther King project and co-editor of Communicative Cities in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2013). Her published essays appear in major journals and book collections and her work has been funded by organizations as varied as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Engineering Information Foundation. Dr. Gallagher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in visual and material rhetoric, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication ethics, and organizational communication.

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    Dr Helen J Burgess

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 276


    Dr Burgess has primary research interests in electronic literature, multimodal composition, physical computing and science fiction studies. Long a practitioner of scholarly multimedia publishing, she is coauthor of Red Planet (Markley, Higgs, Kendrick, Burgess 2000) and Biofutures (Mitchell, Burgess, Thurtle 2008), both in DVD-Rom format, and Highways of the Mind (Burgess, Hamming 2014, Penn Press), a multi-touch book for iPad. She is a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and editor of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. She holds a PhD in English from West Virginia University.

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    Huiling Ding

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 131C


    Dr. Huiling Ding’s research focuses on how nation states and transnational communities coped with global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 flu, and Zika through mediated outbreak communication and health risk communication. Her publications examined rhetoric of health and medicine, digital rhetoric, social justice, financial communication, intercultural communication, workplace communication, scientific communication, and comparative rhetoric. Dr. Ding is the author of the award-winning book titled Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS, which received National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, her articles won the 2013 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly and the 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award from Written Communication. She serves on the Research Committee of CCCC, the Executive Committee of Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and editorial boards of leading journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Written Communication, and Rhetoric, Globalization, and Professional Communication.

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    Paul Fyfe

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 269


    Paul Fyfe is associate professor in the Department of English and coordinator of NC State's Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities. His research and teaching areas include British Victorian literature, the history of print and communications media, and a broad spectrum of digital humanities practices including cultural heritage visualization, content mining, digital pedagogy, and scholarly communications. He has published on Victorian studies topics including the books By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis (Oxford UP, 2015) as well as Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016), co-authored with an interdisciplinary team working on a virtual model of that building. He is currently pursuing analytics work on digitized nineteenth-century newspapers as well as studies of material texts from the Victorian era, supported by an Andrew S. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School.