Michael Day

Michael Day

Michael Day


Director, First-Year Composition ProgramRhetoric, Technical Writing, Composition Pedagogy

Office: RH 215B
Phone: 753-6603
Email: mday@niu.edu
Home Page: http://www.niu.edu/~tb0mxd1


Educational Background

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; 1996
M.A. University of Wyoming; 1982
B.A. Dartmouth College; 1978

Professional Interests

Rhetoric, Computers and Writing, Assessment, Intercultural Communication

Selected Awards

Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Technology Innovator Award, 2011.
Patricia L. Francis Award for Outstanding Service to the Department of English, April 2008.
The Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field, May 2006.
David Raymond Award for the Use of Technology in Teaching, March 2003.

Selected Publications

  • With Randall McClure and Mike Palmquist, eds. “Composition in the Freeware Age: Assessing the Impact and Value of the Web 2.0 Movement in the Teaching of Writing” Computers and Composition 27.1 (March 2010)
  • “Influencing Learning Through Faculty and Student Generated Outcome Assessment.” Chapter 12 in Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact, Barbara Cambridge, Darren Cambridge, and Kathleen Yancy, editors. Stylus Publishing, 2009.
  • “The Administrator as Technorhetorician: Sustainable Technological Ecologies in Academic Programs.” Chapter 6 in Technological Ecologies and Sustainability: Methods, Modes, and Assessment, Danielle DeVoss, Heidi McKee, and Richard Selfe, editors. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2009.
  • With Carol Lipson (ed). Technical Communication and the World Wide Web. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005).
  • With Susanmarie Harrington and Rebecca Rickly (eds). The Online Writing Classroom. (Cresskill, New Jersey: HAmpton Press, 2000).