College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Digital Technology and Culture

DTC Contacts

For more information about DTC, contact DTC Associate Director Rebecca Goodrich or DTC 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 and Director of DTC, teaches DTC 336, 356, and 477. Her specialities include web design and development, social media, and the rhetoric of graphic design. Learn more about Professor Arola at
christen Kim Christen, Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies, teaches AMSt/Engl/DTC 475 and AMST 522. 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
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 English, teaches DTC 356.
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 Associate 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 355.
reed TV Reed, Professor of English, teaches AmSt/Engl/DTC 475. Reed is working on a book with the working title, “Webs of Power: Critical Digital Culture Studies.” He is also the manager of web matrix, CulturalPolitics.Net, a site that includes
huyck David Huyck, Clinical Assistant Professor of English, teaches DTC 336 and 477. Professor Huyck is an illustrator and printmaker who has also a decade of experience as a web designer and programmer. In addition to freelance illustration and graphic and web design projects, he has a strong background in PHP/MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS as well as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and Flash. Learn more about Professor Huck at his website:
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.

Affiliated Faculty

baksi Shila Baksi, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, teaches Anthropology 350. Her specialities language and culture, culture change, gender and morphology.
hundhausen Christopher Hundhausen, Associate Professor of Computer Science, teaches Computer Science 401 (Computers and Society). He is the director of the Human-centered Environments for Learning and Programming (HELP) Lab in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests include human-computer interaction, educational technology, engineering education, interfaces for computer programming, and end-user computing.
safavi Reza Safavi, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, teaches FA 331 as well as FA 332/333/434/435 (all in the Media Authoring concentration). Learn more about Professor Safavi at


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