College of Liberal Arts, Department of English

Digital Technology & Culture

DTC Contacts

Kimberly Christen Withey

Assistant Director
Rebecca Goodrich

Academic Advisor
Leisa McCormick


DTC Faculty

Because DTC is an interdisciplinary degree, students can take classes from faculty from across campus in order to create a rich and exciting mixture of specializations.

Core Faculty

anderson Suzanne Anderson, 3-D Technologies Instructor, teaches DTC 335 and 338. Her specialities include 3-D rhetorics, problem-solving through the construction of public service announcements, and the examinination of how 3D visual technologies impact cognitive recognition and enhance the autobiographical experience.
arola Kristin Arola, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition & Technology teaches DTC 355. Her specialities include multimodal composition, visual rhetoric, and web and video design. Learn more about Professor Arola at
becker" Kristin Carlson Becker, Clinical Assistant Professor of English, teaches DTC 336 and 338. She is trained as a printmaker and a photographer, and 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 U.S. Learn more at and
christen Kim Christen Withey, Associate Professor of English and Director of DTC, teaches DTC 356, AMSt/Engl/DTC 475 and ENGL 595. Her focus is on marginalized communities use and reuse of digital technologies and social media, digital curation and preservation, digital repatriation and indigenous communities, and the ethics of openness in relation to digital technologies, software design, and systems management. Learn more about Professor Christen's work at or contact her at
condon Bill Condon, Professor of English, teaches DTC 375. His interest in technology and culture come from long involvement in the field of Computers and Writing. He also teaches in WSU's Rhetoric and Professional Writing major and conducts research in writing assessment, writing across the curriculum, and composition pedagogy.
edwards Mike Edwards, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, 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. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2006. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on rhetoric, composition, and technology.
ericsson Patricia Ericsson, Associate Professor of English, teaches DTC 375 and Engl 361 (in the Culture and Technology concentration). She is also the former Director of DTC, and now serves as the Director of Composition. She researches the effects of digital software on teaching and cultural life. Learn more about Professor Ericsson at
goodrich Rebecca Goodrich, Senior Instructor of English, and Assistant Director of DTC teaches DTC 354 and 355. She is fascinated by the challenge of interpreting both fiction and creative nonfiction in a multimedia environment in new and interesting ways. She also directs all DTC Internships.
hunter Leeann Hunter, Clinical Assistant Professor of English, teaches DTC 101 and 355. She researches professional culture, gender, and technology in the nineteenth century and the present. Her special interests include print and digital publishing, the rhetoric of advertising, collaborative consumption and production, and digital media literacy and diversity. Learn more about Professor Hunter at
kuure Jeff Kuure, Clinical Assistant Professor of English, teaches DTC 201, 336, 477, and 478. Along with over 10 years of industry experience in both web development and graphic design, he holds an MFA in digital media, and a BS in Technical Communication.
reed TV Reed, Professor of English, teaches AmSt/Engl/DTC 475. Reed is the author of Digitized Lives: Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Age. He is also the manager of web matrix, CulturalPolitics.Net, a site that includes
ross Susan Dente Ross, Professor of English and Director of Paxim Research Group, specializes in close critical study of media and legal texts to discover the work they accomplish to create, perpetuate, expand, or resist global, societal, local, and personal inequality, injustice, and violence. She teaches inside and outside DTC, including DTC/AMSt/Eng 475.
whitson Roger Whitson, Assistant Professor of English,teaches DTC 375. His 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 and is passionate about issues surrounding open access and open source. Learn more about Professor Whitson's work at and follow him on Twitter: @rogerwhitson.


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