Steven D. Krause

A photo of Steven Krause


English Language and Literature

613L Pray-Harrold


[email protected]


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Rhetoric and Writing, 1996
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Creative Writing, 1990
BA, University of Iowa, English, 1988

Interests and Expertise

I teach a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate writing courses, most of which examine the relationships between writing and technology. Nowadays, I teach about half of my courses online.

Over the years, I’ve published scholarship about rhetorical situation, multimedia/new media, blogging, writing pedagogy, self-publishing, and “the profession” writ large. Lately I’ve been focused on Massive Open Online Courses and online pedagogy more broadly. I edited (along with Charles Lowe) a collection of essays about MOOCs called Invasion of the MOOCs: the Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses, which was published by Parlor Press in 2014.  I also wrote a book called More Than a Moment: Contextualizing the Past, Present, and Future of Massive Open Online Courses published by Utah State University Press in 2019.

Publications and Presentations


Edited Collection:

Journal Articles and Chapters in Collections:

Reviews, Commentaries & Non-Fiction Essays:

  • “Why I Teach Online (Even Though I Don’t Have To).” Inside Higher Ed. March 14, 2018. 
  • “Living Within Social Networks.” In John Mauk (Editor). Culture: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.
  • “Kissing Technology on the Mouth.” In John Mauk, Jayme Stayer, and Karen Mauk. Think About It: Critical Skills for Academic Writing. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014.
  • “Why MOOCs? Five not entirely rhetorical questions about massive open online courses.” AFT On Campus. 35.2, Winter 2013-14, 2-3.

Additional Information

I maintain a website and blog at