Chad E. Iwertz

PhD Student


Chad Iwertz is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy. His research focuses on the intersections of disability studies and digital media studies and on the framing of disability in technologies of access and accommodation, accessibility in composition classrooms and mētis, the rhetorical concept of embodied wisdom and cunning.

For his dissertation, Iwertz is studying the composing habits and practices of CART (communication access realtime translation) transcribers and the access epistemology of meaning-for-meaning transcription.

His work can be found in Computers and Composition, Peitho, HĀSTAC, Teaching with Writing, Willamette Valley Voices and The Sigma Tau Delta Review.

Iwertz is winner of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Award, a competitive university-level award granted annually to five of the nearly 15,000 graduate and professional students at Ohio State who demonstrate outstanding contributions to scholarship, leadership and community involvement.

For the 2017-2018 year, he will be graduate administrative associatiate to the Second-Year Writing Program and teach courses in digital media and disability studies.

Areas of Expertise
  • Digital media studies
  • Disability studies
  • Rhetoric, composition and literacy
  • Mixed methods research methodologies
  • MA, Oregon State University, 2014
  • BA, Pepperdine University, 2008

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