Department of English

Michelle Sidler

Michelle Sidler Associate Professor
8076 Haley Center
(334) 844-9040
sidlema@auburn.edu
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Office Hours

  • Monday 1:30-3:30

Profile

Michelle Sidler received her PhD in English from Purdue University with a specialization in rhetoric and composition. She currently serves as Director of the Program for Writing Studies and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in composition, technology, science, and literacy. Her primary areas of research interest are science and technology, computer-mediated composition instruction, and writing program administration. Her current research explores the cultural and rhetorical implications of technology on the writing and researching practices of scientists. She co-edited an anthology of major works in computerized writing instruction, Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook, which won the 2008 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. She has also published articles in Technical Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition, and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.

Representative Publications

  • "Genetics Interfaces: Representing Science and Enacting Public Discourse in Online Spaces." Technical Communication Quarterly18 (2009): 28-48. Co-authored with Natasha Jones.
  • “Bio-Pedagogy: Genetic Literacy and Feminist Learning.” Feminist Teacher 19 (2009): 216-226.
  • “The Rhetoric of Cells: Understanding Molecular Biology in the Twenty-First Century.” Rhetoric Review 25 (2006): 58-75.
  • Co-editor. Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook. Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. (with Richard Morris and Elizabeth Overman Smith).
  • “Rhetoricians, Facilitators, Models: Interviews with Technology Trainers.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. Forthcoming, 2008.
  • “Playing Scavenger and Gazer with Scientific Discourse: Opportunities and Ethics for Online Research.” Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues. Heidi McKee and Danielle DeVoss, eds. Hampton: 2007.

Last Updated: August 31, 2016