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Curriculum Vitae

Michael R. Moore
Chicago, IL


Ph.D. Coursework:
Michigan Technological University: Rhetoric and Technical Communication
University of Arizona: Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English
M.A., English Literature, San Francisco State University, 1995
B.A., English Literature, University of California Berkeley, 1993

  Interests and Fields of Study

  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Theories of Pedagogy
  • Technology and Literacy
  • Community Literacy Studies


  • Suchar Innovation and Development Award, DePaul University, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Contingent Faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DePaul University, 2017
  • Best New Journal, Council for Editors of Learned Journals, with John Warnock, Co-Editor, Modern Language Association, December 2008
  • Fredrick D. Williams Instructional Innovation Award, Michigan Technological University, 2008
  • Poetry Award Winner, “It Was Like a Dull Light,” Wild Women of the North Writing Contest, April 2006
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Michigan Technological University Chapter, 2006
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence Induction; University Distinguished Teaching Award, Michigan Technological University, 2005
  • Innovation in Instruction Award. Association of College and Research Libraries, 1999. Online Research and Writing Module for the University of Arizona Library.
  • University Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Arizona, 1998.

Teaching Experience

DePaul University, 2009-2019
Senior Professional Lecturer
Pedagogy & Technology Coordinator

  • NMS 504: New Media Studies — Text + Image
  • WRD 360: Word on the Street — The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts
  • WRD 262: Word on the Street — The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts (online)
  • WRD 545: Teaching Writing Online, Theory & Practice (hybrid)
  • WRD 320: Writing for Digital Media
  • WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I
  • WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II

Arizona State University, 2002-2019
Faculty Associate, Program in Multimedia Writing & Technical Communication
Honors Faculty, The Honors College

  • TWC 301: Fundamentals Writing in Digital Media
  • TWC 5/411: Principles of Visual Communication
  • TWC 490: Senior Graduating Capstone Portfolio
  • TWC 5/401: Principles of Technical Communication
  • TWC 5/421: Principles of Writing with Technology: From Papyrus to Pixels

Michigan Technological University
Visiting Research Scholar, 1998-1999
Lecturer, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies and Department of Humanities, 2002-2009

  • UN1001: Perspectives on Inquiry
  • HU2130: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • HU2505: Science, Technology & Humanities I
  • HU2506: Science, Technology & Humanities II
  • HU2600: Introduction to Scientific and Technical Communication (Team Taught)
  • HU2640: Professional Development & Technology Practicum
  • HU3120: Scientific and Technical Communication
  • HU3505: Theorizing Art & Nature in British Literature
  • HU4630: Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum
  • HU3630: Publications and Information Management
  • HU4071: Liberal Arts Capstone
  • HU4628: Reading and Usability in Technical Communication (Team Taught)
  • HU4634: Advanced Practicum in Scientific and Technical Communication
  • BA2700: Managerial Problem Solving: Theory & Practice
  • BA3790: Business Communication
  • ENT2950: Professional Communication Arts
  • ENT2961: Multidisciplinary Teamwork
  • ENT2962: Communication Contexts
  • ENT3962: Communication Strategies
  • ENT4952: Complex Communication Practices
  • ENT4953: Writing About Engineering in Social & Civic Contexts

Visiting Professor
Colegio de Solentiname

Mancarrón and Managua, Nicaragua
Summer and Winter, 2007

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Lyric Poetry: Survey and Workshops

Villa Julie College, 2001-2002
Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature

  • ENG151: English Composition and Writing from Sources
  • ENG315: Rhetoric of Science
  • ENG212: Technical Communication

University of Arizona, 1995–1999
Graduate Instructor, Rhetoric and Composition

  • ENGL 100: First-Year Composition
  • ENGL 101: First-Year Composition
  • ENGL 102: First-Year Composition
  • ENGL 231: Shakespeare, The Major Plays
  • ENGL 307: Business Writing
  • ENGL 308: Technical Writing
  • ENGL 414: Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing. Special Topic: Information Design in a Digital Culture

University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Reader in English Literature

  • English 127: British and American Poetry 1900 to the Present

San Francisco State University, 1993–1995
Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • English 553: Modern American Women Poets; Special Topic: Gender and Modernism
  • English 550: Nineteenth-Century American Novel
  • English 525: Eighteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
  • English 214: Second-Year Composition


Articles & Chapters

With Elizabeth A. Flynn and Marianna Mueller. “Bridging the Gap: Emerging Scholars, Emerging Forms of Scholarship. Michigan Technological University: A Case Study.” Reflections: Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy. 7(2008).

Moore, Michael R. and Vanderlei de Souza. “Technology and Transnational Literacy: Words and Worlds in Contact,” Revista Crop: Programa de Estudos Lingüísticos e Literários em Inglês, 12(2007).

Moore, Michael R. “Communication Technology and Transnational Literacy.” Reverte: Revista de Estudos e Reflexoes Tecnologicas. 3(2006): 67-74.

Moore, Michael R. “Knowing Copyright Law and a Fair Use Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Strategies for Technical Communication Courses.” Resources in Technical Communication: Outcomes and Approaches. Cynthia Selfe, ed. Baywood Publishers, 2007.

Moore, Michael R. Instructor’s Manual to accompany An Engineer’s Guide to Technical Communication. Sorby, Sheryl, and William Bulleit. Prentice Hall, 2005.

Moore, Michael R. and Mary Raber. “The Enterprise Program at Michigan Technological University: A Professional Development Curriculum in Action.” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, 2005. (Nominated for 2005 Conference “Best Paper”)

Moore, Michael R., Guest Editor, with Tracy Bridgeford: Technical Communication Quarterly: Special Issue on Techne and Technical Communication. 11(2002).

Kitalong, Karla and Richard Selfe, Tracy Bridgeford, Michael R. Moore. “Variations on a Theme: The Technology Autobiography as a Versatile Writing Assignment.” Teaching Writing with Computers: An Introduction. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Explaining what I do every year to my Mom. Not peer-reviewed. And yet.

DeVoss, Danielle and Richard Selfe, Michael R. Moore. “Project TELL: Technology in Education through Leadership and Literacy.” Academic.Writing. May 2001.

Kitalong, Karla and Richard Selfe, Michael R. Moore. “Technology Autobiographies and Student Participation in English Studies Literacy Classes.” Teaching/Writing in the Late Age of Print. Hampton Press, 2003. With Karla Kitalong and Richard Selfe.

“CLHE Working Group Paper on Distance Learning: Distance Education in Postsecondary Education: A Primer for Campus Administrators and Policy Makers.” Council on Law in Higher Education, 2000.

Miles, Libby and Jeffrey Galin, Susan Lang, Candace Spigelman, Michael R. Moore. “Fair Use Guidelines: Strategies Toward Action.” College Composition and Communication. 51(2000): 485–488.

Moore, Michael R. “Adapting to a Digital Culture: Technical Writing in a Networked Classroom.” Interactive Learning: Vignettes from America’s Most Wired Campuses. Anker, 1999: 226–228.

Creative and Literary
“It was Like a Dull Light.” Adirondack Review. Summer 2006
“The First Day of Class.” Pank: A Review of New Writing and Art. Spring 2007
“A Student of Architecture.” Pank: A Review of New Writing and Art. Spring 2007
“Imagining.” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. Fall 2008

Annotations & Book Reviews
Moore, Michael R. (Review Essay) Because We Live Here: Sponsoring Literacy Beyond the College Curriculum (Eli GoldBlatt); Writing Community Change: Designing Technologies for Citizen Action (Jeffrey Grabill); Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics (Elenore Long). WPA: Writing Program Administration Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators

Moore, Michael R. (Book Review) Multiliteracies for a Digital Age, by Stuart Selber, Southern Illinois University Press, 2004. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 4(2005).

Moore, Michael R. (Annotation) “When the Personal Becomes Professional: Stories from Reentry Adult Women Learners about Family, Work, and School.” The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. 2nd edition, Linda Adler-Kassner and Gregory R. Glau, eds. Bedford, 2005.

“Community Voice.” Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era. Ed. James A.
Inman. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.

Moore, Michael R. (Annotation) “A Self-Diagnostic Assessment in the Basic Writing Course.” The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. Linda Adler-Kassner and Gregory R. Glau, eds. 2002.

Moore, Michael R. (Book Review) Collision Course: Conflict, Negotiation, and Learning in College Composition by Russell Durst, NCTE, 1999. College Composition and Communication. 52(2001): 480–484.

Moore, Michael R. (Review Essay) “Reading, Agency, and Participatory Pedagogy: Recent Titles in Technical Communication.” Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy. Fall 1999: Special Issue on Reading and Technical Communication: 62–76.

 Presentations & Papers

“Professional Development for Literacy & Technology Teaching Environments.” Council of Writing Program Administrators 2013 Conference, Boise, Idaho. July 17, 2015.

“Stages of Programmatic Digital Portfolio Development: The Diffusion of Technology and Literacy Events.” Council of Writing Program Administrators 2013 Conference, Savannah, Georgia. July 19, 2013.

“Diversity, Community, and Technology: A Workshop for New and Veteran Teachers of Technical and Professional Communication.”  ATTW Committee on Teaching Workshop, CCCC, San Francisco. March 11, 2009. Chair, Facilitator, and Opening Remarks.

“The Political Economy of Reading and Writing—Creative, Technical, Environmental—In and Around La Reserva Natural de los Guatusos,” at La Universidad Paulo Freire, San Carlos, Nicaragua, March 14 2008.

“Community Literacy Research, 1980-2008: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from Nicaragua and the U.S.” Writing Research Across Borders Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara CA, February 2008.

“Community Literacy: Context, Research, and Collaborative Opportunities.” Opening Remarks. (Invited.) National Community Literacy Summit, Washington, D.C., March 2007.

“Rhetorical Arts: A Humanities-Based Professional Development.” Scientific and Technical Communication (STC) Summit. Minneapolis, MN, May 2007.

Explaining to my mother what I do, every year; not peer reviewed. And yet.

“Sponsored Entrepreneurial Communication in Technical, Professional, and Engineering Curricula: Research and Pedagogical Implications.” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Conference. San Franscisco, CA, October 2006.

“A Dialectic Between Community and Academic Literacies.” Council of
Writing Program Administrators’ Summer Conference, Chattanooga, TN, July 2006.

“Creating Coalitions for Writing Programs: Composition and Collective Expertise.” Contextual and Collective Strategies for Early-Career Writing Program Administrators: An Inter-Institutional Roundtable. Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Chicago IL, March 2006.

“Kinneavy’s Three Contemporary Theories of the Lyric and Postmodern Ethics: Conflict, Choice, and Emotion.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference. Pittsburgh PA, November 2005.

“Research on Writing in New Media: Text, Context, Reader Response.” Writing Research in the Making: Interdisciplinary Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara CA, February 2005.

“Making Sense of the Academy from a Global Perspective: Writing Pedagogy, Media Analysis, and Institutional Racism.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference. Indianapolis IN, November 2004.

“Literacy & Globalization: Implications for Writing Pedagogy.” 10th Biennial UNH Composition Studies Conference. Composing Cultures: Diversity and the Teaching of Writing, University of New Hampshire. October, 2004.

“Intellectual Property & Composition Pedagogy: Contexts for Research and Writing Activities.” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), San Francisco, March 2005.

“A Rhetoric of Usability: Humanities-based Technology Pedagogy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, 2004.

“Civic Perspectives In Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication Pedagogy.” Alliance of Rhetoric Societies: Conference on the Status and Future of Rhetoric Studies. Evanston, IL. September 2003.

“Is Technology the Eighth Liberal Art?” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY, March 2003.

“From Paradise Lost to Panic Room: Typography, Space, & Visual Compositions.” Computers & Writing Annual Conference. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 2003.

“Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum: A Case Study in Online Development.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference. Baltimore MD, November 2001.

“Contingency, Literacy, and Home: Technology Narratives in the Computer Classroom.” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Minneapolis, April 2000.

“Participatory Approaches to Technical Communication.” Associated Teachers of Technical Writing Annual Conference. Minneapolis, April 2000.

“Riding Shotgun Down the Avalanche: From Professional Development to Critique.” University of Arizona, Annual Spring Conference. April 2000.

“Challenging Assumptions of Democracy and Collaboration: Technical Writing in a Networked Classroom.” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta GA, March 1999.

“Conflicted Collaborations: Working with People Working with Computers.” University of Arizona, Annual Spring Conference. February 1999, with Ken McAllister.

“Just a Tool: Educational Environment Software, Writing, and the Virtual Classroom.” Annual Computers and Writing Conference. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. May 1999, with Erin Smith.

“Intellectual Property and Cultural Studies: Emerging Implications for the Composition Classroom.”
Annual Fundamental Controversies Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Arizona. November 1998.

“Diffusion Research and Teacher Training: How We Talk to Colleagues About Technology.” NAUweb98, Northern Arizona University. May 1998.

 Community Service

  • Regional Coordinator, Michigan River of Words Poetry & Art; Library of Congress, Center for the Book, 2007-present.
  • Workshop Presenter: Sustainable Trail Design Workshops, Michigan and Minnesota, 2007-present
  • Organizer, Community Poetry Readings, 2006-present.
  • Community Steering Group Member, Keweenaw Sustainability Project, 2007-present.
  • Coordinator, Nature & Community Writing Workshop, Houghton, MI, September 2008.
  • Coordinator and Presenter, Writing in a New Ecology: Revised Landscapes & Home Grounds: Writing Workshop, Houghton, MI, July 2008.
  • Reading and Writing Tutor: Adult Literacy-Second Start, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, California, 1989-1992
  • Writing Tutor, Oakland County Jail, Oakland, California, 1989-1992
  • Community Research Tutor: Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1984-1985
  • Adult Literacy Tutor, Belfast (Ballymurphy), Northern Ireland, 1983-1985

 Professional Service & Leadership

  • Faculty Advisor, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, DePaul University, 2011-present.
  • Faculty Advisor, DePaul Dance Company, 2012 (founding year)-2016
  • Founding Co-Editor, Community Literacy Journal. 2004-2018.
  • Faculty Advisor, National Society of Black Engineers, Michigan Technological University Chapter, 2008-09.
  • Faculty Advisor, Professional Communication Arts Enterprise. Michigan Technological University, 2004-09.
  • National Co-Chair, Committee on Teaching, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). 1999–09.
  • Member, Caucus on Intellectual Property, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). 1999–2006..
  • Member, Selection Committee, Humanities Teaching Effectiveness Award. Michigan Technological University. 2000.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Scientific and Technical Communication (STC) Program. Michigan Technological University. 2000–01 and 2007-08.
  • Member, Council on Law in Higher Education: Working Group on Distance Learning. 1999–2001.
  • Member, University Information Security Advisory Council. University of Arizona. 1998–1999.
  • Academic Advisor, Alpha Phi Sorority, University of Arizona Chapter, 1997-98.
  • Editor and Transcriber, The Milton Transcription Project (Reason of Church Government), 1996.
  • Director, Computers in Composition Working Group, Department of English, University of Arizona, 1998.
  • Regional Representative, Western/Pacific States, Graduate Student Caucus, Modern Language Association, 1993-95.

 Professional & Consulting Experience

  • Editorial Intern, College Composition and Communication. 2004.
  • Assistant Editor, Computers & Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing. 2000–2001.
  • Consultant, Ideé (Istanbul, Turkey): Developed criteria for translation of company and product manuals and translation style guide; worked with staff on audience-analysis and cross-cultural writing and design issues. 1997.
  • Consultant, W.W. Norton, Distance Education: Made recommendations on interface design, interactivity, and access issues related to distributing curriculum materials via the WWW. Advised the Manager of Distance Education on contemporary issues in writing instruction and assessment tools. 1997–1999.
  • Editorial Intern, University of California Press, Berkeley California. 1992.
  • Stage Manager, Ishmael Reed: “Savage Wilds.” Berkeley and San Francisco California. 1992–1993.
  • Staff Writer, Mayor Lionel Wilson, Oakland, California. 1990-1992.