Dr Douglas M. Walls

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Assistant Professor, Director of Internship Program

Biography

Douglas M. Walls is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at North Carolina State University. My research interest is in digital rhetorics and user experience (UX) particularly in social networks and social justice contexts. My work has appeared in both traditional and new media forms in Computers and Composition, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and The Journal of Business and Technical Communication. He is the co-editor of Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies by the WAC Clearinghouse. His article “Access(ing) the Coordination of Writing Networks,” (Walls, 2015) work received Honorable Recognition for the 2016 Ellen Nold Award for the Best Article in Computers and Composition Studies while his article “The Professional Work of ‘Unprofessional’ Tweets: Microblogging Career Situations in African American Hush Harbors,” (Walls, 2017) has been nominated for Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication for 2017.

Publications

Editing (refereed)

Walls, D. M., & Vie, S. (Eds.). (2017). Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse - Colorado State University Press.

Vie, S. & Walls, D. M. (Eds.). (2015). Because Facebook: Digital rhetoric/social media. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 19(3).

Refereed Journal Articles

Walls, D. M. (2017). The Professional Work of “Unprofessional” Tweets: Microblogging Career Situations in African American Hush Harbors. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 1050651917713195. Nominated for Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication, NCTE (2017 – 2018).

Walls, D. M. (2015). Access(ing) the Coordination of Writing Networks. Computers and Composition, 38, Part A, 68–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2015.09.004 Winner of Honorable Recognition for the 2015 Ellen Nold Award for the Best Article in Computers and Composition studies.

Walls, D. M., Schopieray, S., & DeVoss, D. N. (2009). Hacking Spaces: Place as Interface. Computers and Composition, 26(4), 269–287. 30% responsibility for coauthorship.

Walls, D. (2008). An “A” word production: Authentic design. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 13(1), Web. Winner Kairos: Best Scholarship/Research (Graduate Student and Adjunct).

Chapters in Edited Collections (refereed)

Walls, D. M., Dieterle, B., & Miller, J. (2018). Safely Social: User-Centered Designand Difference Feminism. In Blair, K. & Nickoson, L. (Eds.), Composing Feminist Interventions. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse - Colorado State University Press.

Walls, D. M. (2017). Visualizing Boutique Data in Egocentric Networks. In Walls, D. M., & Vie, S. (Eds.), Social Writing/Social Media: Pedagogy, presentation, and publics. (pp. 145-163) Boulder, CO: WAC Clearinghouse – University Press of Colorado.

Walls, D. M., Garcia, D. M., & Van Schaik, A. (2017). Designing Digital Activism: Rhetorical Tool as Agent of Social Change. In L. Potts & M. J. Salvo (Eds.), Rhetoric and Experience Architecture (pp. 291–303). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Walls, D., & Wolcott, L. (2017). The Infrastructure of Space: Expanding Writing Classroom Activity into the Extracurriculum. In DeVoss, D. N., & Purdy, J. (Eds.), Making space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies. (n. page). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Walls, D. (2015). In/Between Programs: Forging a Curriculum Between Rhetoric and Digital Humanities. In W. Hart-Davidson & J. Ridolfo (Eds.), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (pp. 210-223). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Ridolfo, J., Rife, M. C., Diehl, A., Grabill, J. T., Walls, D., & Pigg, S. (2011). Stories of Collaboration and Graduate Student Professionalization in a Digital Humanities Research Center. In L. McGrath (Ed.), Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies (pp. 113–140). Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press: Computers and Composition Digital Press.

Published proceedings (refereed)

Walls, D. M. (2016). User Experience in Social Justice Contexts. In Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication (p. 9:1–9:6). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2987592.2987604

Larson, B., Hart-Davidson, W., Walker, K. C., Walls, D. M., & Omizo, R. (2016). Use What You Choose: Applying Computational Methods to Genre Studies in Technical Communication. In Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication (p. 8:1–8:8). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2987592.2987603

Walls, D. (2007). Distributed Value System Matrix: A New Use for Distributed Usability Testing. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (pp. 256–262). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1297144.1297201

Responsibilities

Director, Internship Program

Education

  • PhD in Rhetoric & Writing from Michigan State University, 2011
  • MA in English from University of Nevada, 2006
  • MA in Communication from University of Nevada, 2002
  • BA in Theatre & Communication from University of Nevada, 1999