Katherine DeLuca, PhD
English & Communication
Liberal Arts 310
|2015||The Ohio State University||PhD|
|2010||The Ohio State University||MA|
|2007||Louisiana State University||BA|
Introduction to digital and media literacy. Introduction to foundational literacy practices in digital media analysis and composition. Students learn core concepts in digital media studies while also developing foundational skills in composing texts across genres and modes¿written, visual, and aural. Students will also learn and employ various rhetorical tactics to develop skills in questioning and troubleshooting with technology.
An in-depth writing workshop focusing on various topics in professional writing. The type of writing taught during a particular semester will vary, depending on student interests, faculty research and publication, or the strengths of visiting writers. Possible topics include approaches to writing novels, short stories, screenplays or poetry, editorial, feature, how-to environmental and other forms of journalistic writing; free-lance writing; and special topics in technical and professional writing.
- Digital Media Studies
- Writing Studies
- Rhetorical History & Theory
Dr. Katie DeLuca received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies from The Ohio State University. She teaches courses on writing and social media, composition, and rhetoric, among other topics. Dr. DeLuca’s research focuses on the intersections of digital media studies, composition studies, and rhetoric, examining performative identity rhetorics and ethos in online spaces. She studies digital citizens’ everyday rhetorical and composing practices for the insights they can provide composition, rhetoric, and digital media studies. Her work has recently appeared in Computers and Composition, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, and she is co-editor of The Rhetoric of Participation: Interrogating Commonplaces In and Beyond the Classroom, published by Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Her current research projects explore the relationships between online communities, ethos formation, and writing pedagogy.