Scott L. DeWitt

Scott L. DeWitt

Scott L. DeWitt



365 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Digital media studies
  • Rhetoric, composition and literacy
  • Writing analytics


  • DA, Illinois State University, 1992
  • MA, Illinois State University, 1988
  • BA, MacMurray College, 1986

Scott Lloyd DeWitt is Associate Professor of English in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program at The Ohio State University where he conducts writing studies research in digital media, writing analytics, teaching writing at scale, and the study of public communication to imagine new methods for teaching college writing. An OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award recipient for his pioneering teaching approaches with technology, DeWitt has served as the director of The Digital Media Project, the English Department's digital media production and teaching studio. Professor DeWitt is the author of Writing Inventions: Identities, Technologies, Pedagogies (SUNY, 2002), which offers instructional stories, histories, and classroom applications and connects the theoretical aspirations of the field with the craft of innovative computer-enhanced composition instruction.  Writing Inventions was awarded the “Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award” in 2003.  He is the editor of a scholarly collection of curated exhibits (with H. Louis Ulman and Cynthia Selfe), Stories That Speak To Us:  Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2013).  He is currently working on a large-data project that examines a corpus of 5000+ pieces of student writing collected when he was the director of Ohio State’s First-Year Writing Program.  With colleagues at Ohio State, he was the co-recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant supporting the development of a general education writing MOOC and the co-developer of WEx, The Writers Exchange, a peer-review platform for student writers.  He is currently working on a text analytics project studying public writing about Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention with researchers at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and One Community Health in Sacramento, CA.

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