Douglas Eyman is Director of the PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, the MA concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), and the undergraduate Professional Writing Minor at George Mason University. He teaches courses in digital rhetoric, technical and scientific communication, editing, web authoring, advanced composition, and professional writing. His current research interests include investigations of digital literacy acquisition and development, new media scholarship, electronic publication, information design/information architecture, teaching in digital environments, and video games as sites of composition. Eyman is the senior editor and publisher of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
, an online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing since 1996.
His most recent publications include Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice
(University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Play/Write: Games, Writing, Digital Rhetoric
(co-edited with Andrea Davis, Parlor Press, 2016).
His scholarly work has appeared in Pedagogy, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, Cultural Practices of Literacy
(Erlbaum, 2007), Digital Writing Research
(Hampton Press, 2007), Rhetorically Rethinking Usability
(Hampton Press, 2008), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities
(Chicago, 2015), and Microhistories of Composition
(Utah State, 2015).
PublicationsDigital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice
. University of Michigan Press, Digital Culture Books series, (2015). http://www.digitalculture.org/books/digital-rhetoric/
Play/Write: Digital Rhetoric, Writing, Games
. Co-edited with Andrea Davis. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, (2016).
Ball, C., Eyman, D., & Morrison, A. (2018). The rise of multimodal languages in academic publishing. In Mary Jane Curry and Theresa Lillis, (Eds.), Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Practices, and Pedagogies
(pp. 117-136). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Publishing.
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Eyman, D. & Ball, C. (2016). History of a broken thing: The multi-journal special issue on electronic publication. In Bruce McComiskey
(Ed.), Microhistories of Composition
(pp. 117-136). Logan: Utah State University Press.
“Digital rhetoric as evolving field: Traditional and contemporary practices.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, 23
“From player to maker: The value of rhetoric in an age of ubiquitous gaming.” PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, 21
“Composing for Digital Publication: Rhetoric, Design, Code.” with Cheryl Ball. Composition Studies, 42.1
“Writing, Rhetoric, and Design: A Virtual Collaboration Case Study.” Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes
. Ed. Beth Hewett and Charlotte Robideaux. Hershey: IGI Press, 2010. 350-359.
“Usability: Methodology and Design Practice for Writing Processes and Pedagogies.” Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies
. Ed. Susan Miller-Cochran and Rochelle Rodrigo. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2009. 213-28.