Associate Director of First-Year Writing Program
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Dawn Shepherd is an associate professor of English and associate director of the First-Year Writing Program. Her work has been published in edited collections, as well as The Norton Book of Composition Studies, Computers & Composition, and WPA: Writing Program Administration. Two pieces on genre and weblog, co-authored with Carolyn R. Miller, have been translated into Portuguese. She is the author of Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture, and her research on romantic matchmaking and algorithmic culture has been featured in local and international media, including BBC World and The Times of London. She teaches undergraduate courses in rhetoric and writing with a new media emphasis and graduate seminars on teaching writing, research methods, and digital rhetoric. She also regularly facilitates workshops on integrating mobile strategies into the classroom and teaching with technology.
- Ph.D., Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University
- M.A., English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, North Carolina State University
- B.A., English Education with Dramatic Arts minor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rhetoric, new media, and media studies; digital rhetoric; writing program administration; teaching with technology
- Ruecker, Todd, Dawn Shepherd, Heidi Estrem, and Beth Brunk-Chavez, editors. Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs. Utah State University Press, 2017.
- Shepherd, Dawn. Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture. Lexington Books, 2016.