Dr. Kathie Gossett
Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
I am an assistant professor in the rhetoric and professional communication program. My research interests include digital humanities, open source design, new media theory & practice, user exeperience design and medieval rhetoric. (And yes, there is a logical connection between technology and medieval rhetoric!)
I am an associate editor for the journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Before returning to graduate school I worked in the information technology sector as a project manager, interaction designer, systems designer, Y2K integration manager, web designer/architect, and technical communicator.
I am also the coordinator for the professional communication internship program.
Office: Ross 445
F2F Office Hours: T 11am - 12 noon and TH 3:30pm - 5 pm, or by appointment
Online Office Hours: Any time I'm online
AIM/Skype/Twitter/Google Talk: gossettphd
Phone:: (515) 294-7460
- Digital Humanities
- New Media Theory & Practice
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Multimodal/media Communication
- Medieval Rhetoric
Selected Print Publications
- "Building an Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Composing." (with Carrie A. Lamanna and James P. Purdy). Under review with Computers and Composition Online.
- "Parody and Penalty: When Does Composition Become Criminal?" (with Ashley E. Hall). In Copy(Write). Eds. Danielle Nicole DeVoss, Martine Rife, and Shaun Slattery. West Lafayette, Parlor Press, 2011.
- "Writing with Video: What Happens When Composition Comes Off the Page?" (with Maria Lovett, Carrie A. Lamanna, James P. Purdy). In Reading (and Writing) New Media. Eds. Cheryl Ball and James Kalmbach. Cresskill, Hampton Press, 2010.
- "The Whys and Wherefores of the Third Kairos Redesign." (with Karl Stolley and Doug Eyman). In Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedaogy 13(1), 2008.
- "[Continuing] to Mind the Gap: Teaching Image and Text in New Media Spaces." (with Carrie A. Lamanna, Joyce R. Walker, and Joseph Squier). In Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedaogy 7(3), 2002.
- "The Status of Digital Dissertations in Rhetoric & Composition." (with Carrie A. Lamanna). In progress..
- "Tweetagogy: Experience Heuristics for Digital Pedagogy." (with Liza Potts). In progress..
Selected Application/Software Development
- Kairos/OJS Plugin (Project Manager/UX), 2011
- Anthologize (UX Team Lead), 2010
- Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations. Co-PI with Liza Potts. National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant, Level 1. $25,000. 2012.
- Identifying and Archiving Important Conversations in the Social Web. Co-PI with Liza Potts, Michele Weigle, and Michael Nelson. Old Dominion University Multidisciplinary Seed Grant, $54,000. 2011.
- Building a Better Back-End: Editor, Author, and Reader Tools for Scholarly Multimedia. Co-PI with Cheryl Ball and Doug Eyman. National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant, Level 2, $50,000. 2011.
- One Week | One Tool. Participant. National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, $1000. 2010.
- Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Digital Production/Scholarship Award, 2008.
- Best Journal Design (for Kairos redesign). Council of Editors of Learned Journals, 2008.
- PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- MA, California State University, East Bay
- BA, University of California, San Diego