|Derek N. Mueller||
Associate Professor of Written Communication
Director of the First-year Writing Program
Department of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan University
613M Pray Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Associate Professor of Written Communication
Doctor of Philosophy, Composition
and Cultural Rhetoric
Master of Arts, English
Bachelor of Arts, English
Assistant Professor of Written Communication
Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program
Graduate Teaching Associate
Teaching and Research Areas
"Eight Years a "Wooden Opponent": Genre Change (and its Lack) in Campus Timely Warnings," co-authored with Kate Pantelides and Gabe Green, Present Tense 5.3 (May 2016). Web.
"Mapping the Resourcefulness of Sources: A Worknet Pedagogy," Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015). Web.
"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model of the CCCC Chairs' Addresses, 1977-2011." Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012. Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, and Heather Christiansen, eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2014. Print. Rpt. of "Views from a Distance," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web.
"Lessons in Generative Design, Publishing, and Circulation: What EM-Journal’s First Year Has Taught Us," co-developed with Jana Rosinski, Becky Morrison, Chelsea Lonsdale, and Adam Nannini, Kairos 17.2 (Jan. 2013). Web.
"Grasping Rhetoric and Composition by Its Long Tail: What Graphs Can Tell Us About the Field's Changing Shape," College Composition and Communication 64.1 (Sept. 2012): 195-223. PDF
"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model of the CCCC Chairs' Addresses, 1977-2011," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web.
"Tracing Rhetorical Style from Prose to New Media: 3.33 Ways," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web.
"Distant Reading Methods: How (and Why) to Read 400 Scholarly Articles in One Sitting," SP: Language and Social Processes AERA SIG 32.1 (Spring 2011): 15-16. PDF
Rev. of Teaching Writing Online: How and Why by Scott Warnock, co-authored with Angelique Trent for Composition Forum 22 (Summer 2010). Web.
"Every Mad Scientist Needs a Tower, a Monster, and a Telegraph Wire: Blogs as Research and Pedagogy Laboratories for Graduate Students," co-authored with Krista A. Kennedy for Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students. Eds. Andréa D. Davis and Suzanne Webb. Fountainhead Press. (ms. accepted; collection expected to be available at 2014 CCCC).
"Digital Underlife in the Networked Writing Classroom," Computers and Composition 26.4 (Dec. 2009): 240-250. PDF
Rev. of The Economics of Attention by Richard A. Lanham, JAC 28.1-2 (2008): 328-335. PDF
"Challenging Literacy: Student Readers and Difficult Texts," Composing Ourselves, 4.2, Missouri-Kansas City, Winter 1999
Active & In-progress
Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies, co-authored with Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Andrea Williams, Inkshed Publications (under contract)
Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, #writing Series, WAC Clearinghouse (under contract)
"New Materialisms, Networks, and Humanities Research," co-authored with Jennifer Bay, Laurie Gries, and Nathaniel Rivers (accepted in edited collection, 20+ ms. pp.)
"Polymorphic Frames of Pre-tenure WPAs: Seven Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia," co-authored with Laura Davies, Matt Dowell, Alanna Frost, Mike Garcia, Rik Hunter, and Kate Pantelides (forthcoming, digital installation)
"Episode 19: Dimensions of Data: Visual Disciplinography," by Jana Rosinski, Feb. 28, 2014, This Rhetorical Life, Syracuse University
Sponsoring Editor and Faculty Advisor, EM—Journal, 2011-2014.
Editorial Assistant, College
Composition and Communication, 2005-2009
Technical Editor, Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All-in-One, 4th Ed., for Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.
GRANTS & Awards
Women in Philanthropy Grant, "Developing and Leading a Life Skills Workshop for Native Youth," for 2016 Native Vision camp in Okmulgee, Okla., with Michelle Lietz and Chris Sutton ($3,500), Eastern Michigan University, 2015-16
Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Enacting the First-Year Writing Program Assessment Initiative (Phase Four - Final)," with Kate Pantelides ($5,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2014-15
Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Enacting the First-Year Writing Program Assessment Initiative," with Kate Pantelides ($5,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2013-14
Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Proposal for a Peer Tutoring Initiative at EMU: A Collaboration Between the University Writing Center, the English Department and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program," with Ann Blakeslee, Cathy Fleischer, and Kim Pavlock ($2,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2011
Provost's New Faculty Research Support Award ($4,969 grant to fund research), Eastern Michigan University, 2010
CCR Dissertation Oral
Defense, Passed with distinction, 2009
"Worknets as Rhetorical Invention," Designing a WAC Institute for Modal Diversity, International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Roundtable, June 23, 2016 (upcoming), Ann Arbor, Mich.
"Chreodic Build-up: Planning and Enacting a Networked Methodological Approach," April 8, 2016, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas
"Turn Spotting: Tracing Keywords Across an Expanding Disciplinary Lexicon," October 30-31, 2015, Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, Arizona
"Threshold Concepts and the Inevitability of Transgressive Invitation," October 10, 2015, WIDE-EMU Conference, East Lansing, Mich.
"Meh Admin: The Generative Potential of Ambivalence," July 17, 2015, Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise, Idaho
"Keywords in Threshold Concepts: Time-Binding and Methodologizing Disciplinary Lexicon," March 20, 2015, poster presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Fla.
"Program-Responsive Assessment Design: A Report on the First-year Writing Program's Assessment Initiative," with Kate Pantelides. October 31, 2014, Eastern Michigan University 2014 Assessment Forum, Ypsilanti, Mich.
"Mad Handles," E.17 Polymorphic Frames of Pre-Tenure WPAs: Eight Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia, Thursday, March 20, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Ind. (review, review)
"Emplaced Disciplinary Networks from Middle Altitude," Interdependencies and Cross-Pollination between Canadian and U.S. Writing Studies: Examining Transnational Relationships through Distant and Close Methodologies, Writing Research Across Borders, Symposium W9, February 22, 2014, Paris, France (handout)
"Dissoi Ecologoi: Differential Rhetorical Ecologies and Prospective Appeals," Latour’s Compositionism and the Angel of History, Friday, April 26, 2013, HASTAC, Toronto, Ont.
"Considerations of Research Design and Analyzing Large Data Sets in the 2012 Master's Degree Consortium Survey," L.18 Respondent, Saturday, March 16, 2013, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nev.
"Cross-Generational Connections among Retired Faculty, Retiring Faculty, and the Emergent Professoriate: Beginning a Conversation," E.01 Facilitator, Featured Session, Thursday, March 14, 2013, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nev.
"Alien Discipliniography: Visualization Methods for an Ontographic View of Rhetoric and Composition," Networked Relations: New Materialist Contributions to the Digital Humanities February 16, 2013, Networked Humanities Conference, #nhuk, Lexington, Ky.
"Clocking Composition: Exploring Chronography with Timeline JS," Oct. 20, 2012
"Sifting for Worm Turns: Thirty Keywords over Two Decades in College Composition and Communication," March 22, 2012
"Lessons in Generative Design, Publishing, and Circulation: What EM-Journal’s First Year Has Taught Us," March 22, 2012
"The EM-Journal Experiment: Selected Lessons in Launching and Maintaining an Online Journal," March 2, 2012
"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model," December 3, 2011
"The Hyper-Circumference of Effectiveness in 3…2…1… FTL Jumps," Oct. 15, 2011
"CCC In Motion: Twenty Terms Over Twenty Years," May 20, 2011
"Cloud Parallax," April 9, 2011
"Tracing Rhetorical Style from Prose to New Media: 3.33 Ways," April 7, 2011
THATCamp—Chicago, November 20, 2010
"I'll Have What You're Having: Delicious Mentorship 2.0 Ways," May 22, 2010
"1987: A Choragraphic Return
to North's Neighborhood," March, 2009
"Sweding a Scholarly
Journal: Metadata, Digitization, and Whatever You Have On Hand," October
"Automata for the Archive: A Machinery for Distant Reading," May
"Everywhere Drafting: A Thick Map," May 23, 2008
"Visualizing Disciplinary Patterns: Distant Reading Methods
and Composition Studies," April 11, 2008
"How Archives Learn: Tagging Practices and the Circulation of
Digital Archives," April 4, 2008
"Blogging and the Orchestration of Attention It Demands," May,
Graphs, and Maps: CCC From a Distance," March 24,
"Digital Underlife and Writing Instruction," July 24-27,
"Mirror, Mirror on the Web: The Evolution of CCC Online,"
"Networked Writing as Micro-Monument: The Long Tail's Nested
"Weblogs and Emergence: Opening Gestures in Networked Spaces,"
"Competing Voices in Anna McAfee's Lectures to Young Women,"
"Challenging Literacy: Student Readers and Difficult Texts,"
WORKSHOPS & Invited PRESENTATIONS
"Disciplinary Discourse Networks 1984/2014," March 4, 2016. Invited presentation and workshop for the Peck Composition Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
"Mapping Worknets," May 7, 2015. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University
"Meandering Pathways, Strange Turns: Visualization Methods for Heuretical Discipliniography," April 17, 2015. Invited plenary presentation and workshop for the second annual Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Worskhop, Syracuse University
"Blogging as Curiosity Habit," September 12, 2014. Invited presentation (Skype) for the Cultural Studies Research Group, University of Winnipeg, MB
"Mapping Worknets," May 8, 2014. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University
Co-facilitator, Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University, April 29-May 3, 2013 (Included "Writing in a Digital Age" workshop, April 30)
"Chronos, Chronos Again: Composing Media-rich Timelines with Timeline JS," April 4, 2013 Invited Digital Future Workshop for the Center for 21st Century Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Using Google Docs for Collaborative Work," May 10, 2012
"Blogs as Scaffolding for Research Writing," May 1, 2012
"A Quick Rhetoric of QR Codes," Nov. 8, 2011
"Technological Support for Collaborative Work," May 5, 2011
"Google Reader Across the Curriculum," April 27, 2011
"How to Curate a Digital Antilibrary: An Introduction to Google Reader," Dec. 2, 2010
"The Found-Kept Web: A Delicious Workshop," April 28 & May 5, 2010
"Graduate Studies and
Professional Ethos, Blogwise," May 2, 2009
"Podcasting: Sonic Composing,"
October 22, 2008
"Tech Camp: A Workshop
on Web Writing, Image Work, and Video Production,"
"Social Bookmarking in
Action ," August 20, 2007
"Blogging as a Graduate
October 20, 2005
"Quick and Dirty Research: RSS and Aggregation," August
"The Photographemic Map as Writable Space," August 22, 2005
"Technology and the Writing Classroom," April, 1999
Eastern Michigan University,
Syracuse University, Syracuse,
Park University, Parkville, Mo.
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
* Taught in both conventional classrooms and computer labs.
THESES & PROJECTS
Reader, Dissertation, "Visualizing Words and Knowledge: Arts of Memory from the Agora to the Computer," by Seth D. Long, PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, 2015
Advisor, Master's Project, "Mapping Rhetorical Action in Controversies: Kairos and Advanced Imaging Technology," by Lisa Pignotti, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), 2015
Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "The Show Was Yesterday: Redefining Writing and Research Process Through Mixing and Sampling," by Gabriel Green, BA in Written Communication, 2015
Advisor, Master's Project, "Stases Theory into Practice: A Rhetorical Perspective on Content- Management Systems and Writing Practices in a Corporate Setting," by Dan Lyons, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), 2014
Advisor, Master's Project, "Toward a Rhetoric of Amusement Park Maps," by Danielle Newby, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), 2014
Advisor, Master's Project, "The Mode and the Message: A Case Study of an Online Open Letter to RIM," by Ila Coltas, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), 2013
Advisor, Master's Project, "Technical Composition," by Jana Rosinski, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing/Professional Writing), 2013
Advisor, Master's Project, "Visualizing Present Tense: Graphing and Mapping a Corner of the Discipline," by Joe Torok, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing), 2013
Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "A Craft-based Composition: Expanding and Foregrounding Materiality in Writing," by Chelsea Lonsdale, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), 2012
Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "A Case for Mutual Engagement: On the Consequences of Professor as Terminal Audience," by Adam Nannini, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), 2012
Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "Explorations of a Geek," by Erin C. Stratos, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), 2011
Reader, "Something to Talk About: Rhetorical Exchanges on 'Professors Strike Back,' from Ratemyprofessors.com," by Bushra M. Malaibari, MA in Written Communication, 2010
Future Professoriate Program (FPP), Syracuse University, 2006-2008
Online Instructor Certificate, eCollege, April, 2004
Grant Writing Certificate, Prairie Lands Writing Project, November, 2001
Online Instructor Certificate, VCampus Corporation, August, 2001
National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant, July, 1999
Advisory Board, Rhetoric I/O, 2013-
Board, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012-
Editorial Board, Enculturation, 2010-
Research Network Forum Table Leader, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas, April 2016
CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication Committee, 2016
Reviewer, Special Issue on Multimodal Composition, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, April 2015
CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Connections, 2013-2016
Stage II Reviewer, NCTE/CCCC, Champaign-Urbana, Ill., 2013, 2014
Online Coach, 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, April-May 2014
Review Board, Xchanges, 2011-2014
CCCC Nominating Committee, 2013-2014
Co-Chair, Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists, NCTE/CCCC, 2011-2014
Co-organizer, WIDE-EMU Conference, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2013
Online Coach, 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 2013
Co-organizer, WIDE-EMU Conference, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., 2012
Facilitator, Information Technologies, Think Tank for Newcomers, CCCC, 2010-2013
Co-organizer, WIDE-EMU Conference, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2011
Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2011
Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit, Mich., 2007
Co-director, VRRL Conference, SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, N.Y., 2006
Graduate Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2016-
Chair, First-year Writing Program Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., Sept. 2012-
Written Communications Committee, Eastern Michigan University, 2009-
Rhetoric and Writing Committee, Eastern Michigan University, 2011-
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing—Technical Communication, 2014-2015
Graduate Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2012-2015
Campus Literacy Task Force, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2012-2013
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing—Technical Communication, 2012-2013
Honors College Advisory Council, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2011-2013
Curriculum Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2010-2013
Library Liaison, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2009-2012
Reader, TRUEMU Essay Contest, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2012
Interviewer, Presidential Scholars Competition, Eastern Michigan Univ., Dec. 10, 2011
University Writing Center Faculty Consultant, Winter 2011
Interviewer, Presidential Scholars Competition, Eastern Michigan Univ., Dec. 4, 2010
HASTAC Mentor, 2010-2011
Computer Refresh Program (CRP) Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2010
Mentor, Online Instructor Mentor Program, Park University, Parkville, Mo., 2007-2009
Co-coordinator, CCR Graduate Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2005-2007
Review Committee on the Candidacy of Professor Collin Gifford Brooke for Promotion and Tenure, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2006
Graduate Committee, CCR, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2005-2006
Reader, Writing Competency Test, Park University, Parkville, Mo., 1998-2004
Facilitator, GKCWP Student Writing Project, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, July, 2001
Facilitator, Student Writing Project, Carver Elementary, Kansas City, Mo., June, 2001
President, English Graduate Student Association, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999-2000
Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Shiprock, N.M.,
2013, 2014, 2015
Youth Coach and Div. Coordinator, SPCAA Basketball and Soccer, 1998-2004
Greater Kansas City Writing Project Advisory Board, Technology Liaison, 2000-2004
of University Professors, EMU-AAUP, 2009-
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