Douglas Eyman

Douglas Eyman teaches courses in digital rhetoric, technical and scientific communication, and professional writing at George Mason University. His current research interests include investigations of digital literacy acquisition and development, new media scholarship, electronic publication, information design/information architecture, teaching in digital environments, and massive multiplayer online role playing games as sites of composition. A graduate of the Rhetoric and Writing PhD program at Michigan State University, his dissertation project began the work of developing methodologies for research in digital rhetoric, with applications in professional writing, computer-supported cooperative work, informatics, and composition. Doug is the senior editor and publisher of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing since 1996.

In addition to his work with the Kairos, Doug serves as list and reviews editor for H-DigiRhet, and has recently joined the staff of Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture as technical editor. His scholarly work has appeared in Pedagogy, Technical Communication, Cultural Practices of Literacy (Erlbaum, 2007), Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (Hampton Press, 2007), The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and New Business Practices (IGI, 2008), and Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press, 2008).