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Derek N. Mueller

Assistant Professor of Written Communication; Dir. of the First-Year Writing Program

Derek N. Mueller 613M Pray-Harrold




PhD, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, 2009
MA, English, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000
BA, English, Park College, 1996

Interests and Expertise

Derek Mueller, Assistant Professor of Written Communication, joined EMU's Department of English Language and Literature in 2009. His teaching and research generally converges at the intersection of writing, rhetoric, and technology. More specifically, his work focuses on questions concerning new media, digital humanities, and networked digital writing activity; geospatial and visual rhetorics; data visualization and modeling methods; and theories of composition, pedagogy, and mentorship.

On the web:
Curriculum Vitae
Professional website and portfolio
Twitter: @derekmueller
Blog: earthwidemoth.com/mt/


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ENGL121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience

ENGL326: Research Writing
ENGL328: Writing, Style, and Technology
ENGL444: Writing for the World Wide Web
ENGL505: Rhetoric of Science and Technology
ENGL516: Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice
ENGL527: Visual Rhetoric
ENGL596: Teaching Composition on the College Level
For syllabi and selected teaching evaluations, visit http://www.derekmueller.net/rc/teaching/index.html.

Recent Publications and Presentations

"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.

"Tracing Rhetorical Style from Prose to New Media: 3.33 Ways," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web.

"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model of the CCCC Chairs' Addresses, 1977-2011," 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.

Rev. of Teaching Writing Online: How and Why by Scott Warnock, co-authored with Angelique Trent for Composition Forum 22 (Summer 2010). Web.

"Digital Underlife in the Networked Writing Classroom," Computers and Composition 26.4 (Dec. 2009): 240-250.

Selected Professional Service First-year Writing Program Logo

2014 CCCC Nominating Committee
CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Connections, 2013-2014
Advisory Board, Rhetoric I/O
Editorial Board, Enculturation
Review Board, Xchanges
Board, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative
Co-Chair, Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists