Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (reception from 5:15-6:00)
Location: McGowan South Room 104
DePaul’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse is excited to welcome Dr. Stuart A. Selber for a public guest lecture. Dr. Selber’s talk, “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Agents, Infrastructures, Pedagogies,” will be held on October 21. A reception will be held at 5:15 pm, with Dr. Selber’s talk to follow at 6:00 pm.
Dr. Selber is an Associate Professor of English and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State, where his teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of technology and literacy—both central topics in the MA in New Media Studies and the MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse programs here at DePaul. Dr. Selber is particularly interested in digital technologies and their implications for written communication. He applies his knowledge of these technologies at Penn State in his roles as Director of Digital Education and Director of the Digital English Studio. He also oversees a certificate program for graduate students learning to effectively incorporate technology into their teaching.
Dr. Selber’s research and writing has won awards from Computers and Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and, most recently, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). His book Multiliteracies for a Digital Age examines the relationship between computer literacy and other literacies, and is required reading for new graduate students in both the NMS and WRD programs at DePaul.