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Faculty Expertise in Digital Media Studies

Would you like to learn how to create a video, record a podcast or build a website? Tell stories in digital environments, build interactive objects or study physical computing? Whether you are interested in a humanities-based approach to understanding digital media or want to develop production skills to support your career goals, the Digital Media Studies Program faculty and course offerings can meet your needs.

With support from faculty in a range of disciplines and programs like the Digital Media Project, Ohio State's Digital Media Studies Program is a national leader in research on the effects and best uses of new media technologies. Our program spans all specializations of English studies — writing and rhetoric studies, disability studies, literature, literacy studies, film studies, and the digital humanities. Our curricular offerings connect faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students through cutting-edge projects that combine theory and criticism with digital audio and video production, graphic design and website design.

Additionally, digital media studies scholars bring their expertise to communities beyond the university. Students and faculty have developed new media initiatives with local schools, community literacy programs and national educational venues that make use of new tools to reach audiences online and off.


  • Katie Braun (Marion campus): Digital media studies, composition studies, literacy studies, professional writing, writing across curriculums, writing center studies, film studies
  • Scott DeWitt: Digital media studies, composition studies, writing program and curriculum development, writing analytics
  • Jared Gardner: Digital media and popular culture, digital cinema, web comics
  • John Jones: Digital media studies, digital rhetoric, professional and technical communication, visual rhetoric
  • Dan Keller (Newark campus): Literacy studies, digital media studies, composition studies, reading pedagogy, writing center studies
  • Susan Lang: Writing program administration, data and text mining, composition studies, technical communication
  • Ben McCorkle (Marion campus): Digital media studies, history and theory of rhetoric, technologies of writing
  • Margaret Price: Disability studies, research methods, discourse analysis, digital media studies
  • Cathy Ryan: Digital media studies/graphic novel; twentieth-century British and American literature; business and professional communication; writing, rhetoric and literacy
  • Jesse Schotter: Twentieth-century British and American literature, film studies, digital media studies
  • Lauren Squires: Linguistics, digital media studies
  • Christa Teston: Contemporary rhetorical theory, professional writing, rhetorics of science and medicine, research methods, digital media studies, medical humanities



  • English 2269: Digital Media Composing
  • English 4569: Digital Media and English Studies
  • English 5191: Promotional Media Internship
  • English 6789: Introduction to Graduate Study in Digital Media
  • English 7889: Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy