Ben McCorkle

Ben McCorkle

Ben McCorkle

Associate Professor


117 Morrill Hall
1465 Mt Vernon Ave
Marion campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Digital media studies
  • History of rhetoric
  • Writing


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • MA, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • BA, Augusta State University, 1996

Ben McCorkle teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, literary publishing and digital media studies primarily on The Ohio State University’s Marion campus. He is the author of the book Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, as well as several articles in publications including Computers and Composition Online, Rhetoric Society Quarterly and Composition Studies. He also serves as the co-director of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN). His current project involves a corpus analysis of technology-related articles from the past 100 years of English Journal

Selected Publications

  • Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.
  • “Lessons from History: Teaching With Technology in 100 Years of English Journal.” English Journal 105.6 (2016): 18–24. Print.
  • “Negotiating World Englishes in a Writing-Based MOOC.” Composition Studies 44.1 (2016): 53–71. Print.
  • “Resisting the ‘Natural’: Rhetorical Delivery and the Natural User Interface.” Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. Eds. Carolyn R. Miller and Ashley R. Kelly. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 99-115. Print.
  • Google Scholar profile

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