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Faculty

As an interdisciplinary program, DTC brings together faculty with a rich and exciting mix of specializations. Faculty members teach and conduct research at the intersections of emergent technology and critical cultural theory. The innovative fusion of disciplines gives students access to a full range of perspectives on the uses, production, and circulation of media technology.


Suzanne Anderson

Suzanne Anderson

Senior Instructor

Suzanne’s specialties include digital animation, 3D rhetorics, problem-solving through the construction of public service announcements, and the examination of how 3D visual technologies impact cognitive recognition and enhance the autobiographical experience.  Suzanne is the head of the DTC Animation Lab: 3dtclab.com

Office – Avery 329
Phone – 509.335.8948
Email – suzander@mail.wsu.edu


Kristin Becker

Kristin Becker

Instructor

Kristin is trained as a print maker and photographer.  Her artistic practice is inspired by the duality of the verbal and visual aspects of language. In addition to completing freelance photography and design work in the Moscow-Pullman area, she exhibits in galleries throughout the United States. Learn more at kristincarlsonbecker.com and goodbyebuildings.com.

Education
MFA in Printmaking, Indiana University, Bloomington
BFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

Office – Avery 479
Phone – 509.335.8747
Email – kristin.carlson@wsu.edu


Kim Christen

Kim Christen

Professor & Director of Digital Technology and Culture

Kim’s research focuses on ethical uses of technology, collaborative curation, and digital technologies in cultural contexts. More of Kim’s work, including publications and projects, can be found at kimchristen.com. You can follow her on Twitter @Mukurtu.

Education
PhD in History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA in Religious Studies, University of Colorado
BA in Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Office
– Avery 339
Phone – 509.335.4177
Email – kachristen@wsu.edu


Mike Edwards

Assistant Professor

Mike teaches in Digital Technology and Culture as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in the English Department on rhetoric, composition, and technology. He specializes in digital rhetorics, rhetorics and theories of technology, and the economics of composition. He is the editor for the Topoi section of Kairos: a Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Learn more about Mike at public.wsu.edu/~preterite/.

Education
PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MFA in Fiction, University of Pitttsburgh
Graduate Minor in Composition, University of Pittsburgh
BA in English, University of Maryland, College Park

Office – Avery 341
Phone – 509.335.8818
Email – mike.edwards@wsu.edu


Rebecca Goodrich

Clinical Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Digital Technology and Culture

Rebecca is fascinated by the challenge of interpreting both fiction and creative nonfiction in a multimedia environment in new and interesting ways. For more information about Rebecca please visit her personal website at rebeccamgoodrich.

Education
MFA in Creative Nonfiction, University of Idaho
BA.Ed, Sheldon Jackson College

Office – Avery 391
Phone – 509.335.4263
Email – rgoodrich@wsu.edu


Ruth Gregory

Instructor

Ruth is an award-winning filmmaker, new media artist, and published writer with over two decades of experience in the creative industries. Her creative and scholarly work examines the intersection of media, technology, culture, and power. You can find out more about Ruth and see examples of her work on her personal website at ruthmakesmedia.com. Ruth is also active on Twitter @ruthgregory

Education
MA in Cultural Studies, University of Washington Bothell
MFA in Film, Ohio University
Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, Ohio University
BA in Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College

Email – ruth.gregory@wsu.edu


Leenn Hunter

Clinical Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies for the English Department

Leeann teaches in Digital Technology and Culture program and the English department at WSU. Her special interests include social connectedness, embodied rhetorics, science fiction, design thinking, and creativity. She also teaches courses in nineteenth-century literature and culture, gender studies, and professional communication. Her research spans from Victorian social economics to contemporary issues in student access and student success in higher education. Learn more about Leeann at leeannhunter.com.

Education
PhD in English, University of Florida
MA in English, Florida Atlantic University
BA in Creative Writing, Spanish, Women’s Studies, Western Michigan University

Office – Avery 475
Phone – 509.335.2627
Email – leeann.hunter@wsu.edu


Amy Petersilie

Amy Petersilie

Instructor

Amy has a deep appreciation for the way words, images, sounds, and space can be manipulated to create meaning. Her research interests include multimodal composition, literacy studies, visual rhetoric, embodiment, and alternative learning environments.

Education
MA in English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University
BA in English with a focus in Literature, Writing, and Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Office – Avery 301
Phone – 509.335.6716
Email – amy.petersilie@wsu.edu


Anna Plemons

Clinical Assistant Professor of English & Director of CLASP for the College of Arts and Sciences

Anna’s scholarly interests include issues of equity and access in digital space, particularly the intersection of digital access and mass incarceration. As the College of Arts and Sciences Director of the Critical Literacies Achievement and Success Program (CLASP), she also works with students and faculty on issues of retention and equity at WSU. Learn more about her work at annaplemons.com.

Education
PhD in English, Washington State University
MS in Secondary Education, Kansas State University
BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Washington State University

Office – Avery 465
Phone – 509.335.2644
Email – aplemons@wsu.edu


Roger Whitson

Assistant Professor

Roger’s research focuses on the intersections between literary studies (nineteenth-century British) and the digital humanities, particularly the way social media and distant reading complicate traditional understandings of literary study. He is also an avid comic book reader, steampunk enthusiast, and is passionate about issues surrounding open access and open source. Learn more about Roger’s work at rogerwhitson.net and follow him on Twitter @rogerwhitson.

Education
PhD in English, University of Florida
MA in English, Saint Louis University

Office – Avery 331
Phone – 509.335.6420
Email – roger.whitson@wsu.edu