Eastern Michigan University
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Derek N. Mueller

Associate Professor of Written Communication

Derek N. Mueller 613M Pray-Harrold

+1 734-487-0971



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, Associate 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/blog


WRTG120: Composition I: Writing the College Experience
WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
WRTG326: Research Writing
WRTG328: Writing, Style, and Technology
WRTG444: Writing for the World Wide Web
WRTG500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Written Communication
WRTG505: Rhetoric of Science and Technology
WRTG516: Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice
WRTG527: Visual Rhetoric
WRTG540: Visual Rhetoric and Information Design
WRTG596: 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

Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline writing series. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2017.Book cover Network Sense

Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies
 co-authored with Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Andrea Williams. Anderson, SC: Inkshed/Parlor P, 2017.

"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 Forum32 (Fall 2015). Web.

"How to Travel in Time," audio cut-up for "William S. Burroughs Teaches Writing" Response, Enculturation (Feb. 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

"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.Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies Book cover

"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

CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Connections, 2013-2018
Editorial Board, Enculturation
Board, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative