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Ben McCorkle

Ben McCorkle

Ben McCorkle




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 is an associate professor of English and teaches courses in composition, rhetoric and digital media studies primarily on The Ohio State University’s Marion campus. He is the author of the books 100 Years of New Media Pedagogy (with Jason Palmeri) and 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 is currently co-director of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives.

Selected Publications

  • McCorkle, Ben and Jason Palmeri. 100 Years of New Media Pedagogy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press/Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, 2021.
  • 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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