Dr. Steven D. Krause
PhD Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Rhetoric and Writing, 1996
Dissertation: The Immediacy of Rhetoric: Definitions, Illustrations, and Implications. Alice Calderonello, Director.
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Creative Writing– Fiction, 1990
Thesis: That Moment of Stillness and Other Stories. Lee Smith, Director.
BA University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
English Literature, 1988
Eastern Michigan University
- Fall 2007 to Present: Professor
- Fall 2002 to Fall 2007: Associate Professor
- Fall 1998 to Fall 2002: Assistant Professor
Southern Oregon University
- Fall 1996-Fall 1998: Assistant Professor
Bowling Green State University
- Fall 1993-Spring 1996: Graduate Assistant
Virginia Commonwealth University
- Fall 1990-Spring 1993: Adjunct Instructor
- Fall 1988-Spring 1990: Graduate Assistant
- Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses. Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe, Editors. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014.
Journal Articles and Chapters in Collections:
- “Always Alone and Together: Three of My MOOC Student Discussion and Participation Experiences.” in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in HIgher Education, Elizabeth Losh, Editor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
- “MOOC Assigned,” in Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses. Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe, Editors. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014.
- “After the Invasion: What’s Next for MOOCs.” in Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses. Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe, Editors. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014.
- “MOOC Response about ‘Listening to World Music.’” College Composition and Communication. 64.4 June 2013, 689-95.
- “Blogs as an Alternative to Course Management Systems: Public, Interactive Teaching with a Round Peg in a Square Hole.” Chapter in Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms. George Pullman and Baotong Gu, editors. Bayood Publishing, 2012.
- “On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses.” Chapter in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, editors. January 2011.
- “’Where Do I List This on My CV?’ Considering the Values of Self-Published Web Sites, Version 2.0.” Kairos. 12.1 Fall 2007.
- “Broadcast Composition : Using Audio Files and Podcasts in an Online Writing Course.” Computers and Composition Online, Fall 2006.
- “When Blogging Goes Bad: A Cautionary Tale About Blogs, Emailing Lists, Discussion, and Interaction.” Kairos. 9.1 September 2004.
— Reprinted in Johnson, T.R. (Ed).Teaching Composition: Background Readings.
Third Edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008.
- Hart-Davidson, Bill; Steven D. Krause, Nick Carbone, Michael Day, Joel English, Trish Harris, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Ted Nellen, Mike Palmquist, Rich Rice, and Rebecca Rickly. “Re: The Future of Computers and Writing: A Multivocal Textumentary.” Computers and Composition,21.1, March 2004.147-159.
–. Reprinted in Sidler, Michelle, Richard Morris, & Elizabeth Overman Smith (Eds Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. Pp. 485-497.
- “Where Do I List This on My CV? Considering the Values of Self-Published Web Sites.” College Composition and Communication Online. 54.1 September 2002. http://archive.ncte.org/ccc/2/54.1/krause_copy.html
- “’Among the Greatest Benefactors of Mankind’: What the Success of Chalkboards Tells Us About the Future of Computers in the Classroom.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 33.2 Spring 2000. 6-16.
- “’Why Should I Use the Web?’ Four Benefits and Four Drawbacks to Using the World Wide Web as a Pedagogical Tool for Writing Classes.” Chapter in The Online Writing Teacher. Michael Day, Rebecca Rickly, and Susan-Marie Harrington, Editors. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2000, 105-126.
- “Teachers Learning (Not Teaching) HTML With Students: An Experimental Lesson Plan for Introducing Web Authoring Into Writing Classes.” Writerly/Readerly Texts Special Issue, Janice Walker and John Barber, Editors. 7. 1, December 1999. 113-126.
- “Cross Dressing the New Rhetorics: A Modest Metaphor.” Pre/Text (A journal on rhetorical theory) 16.3-4 (1995), 198-209.
- “’How Will This Improve Student Writing?’ Reflections on an Exploratory Study of Online and Off-Line Texts,” Computer Mediated Communication (an electronic journal), May 1995.
Reviews, Commentaries & Non-Fiction Essays:
- “Why I Teach Online (Even Though I Don’t Have To).” Inside Higher Ed. March 14, 2018.
- “Living Within Social Networks.” In John Mauk (Editor). Culture: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.
- “Kissing Technology on the Mouth.” In John Mauk, Jayme Stayer, and Karen Mauk. Think About It: Critical Skills for Academic Writing. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014.
- “Why MOOCs? Five not entirely rhetorical questions about massive open online courses.” AFT On Campus. 35.2, Winter 2013-14, 2-3.
- “Comments on Collin Brooke’s ‘Weblogs as Deictic Systems.” Computers and Writing Online. Fall 2005.
- “Blogs as a Tool for Teaching.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 24, 2005. B-33-35.
- Review of Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture edited by Lauren Rabinovitz and Abraham Geil. in Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, January 2005.
- Review of The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can be Saved by Todd Oppenheimer. in Computers and Composition Online, Spring 2004.
- “Yes, but is This Writing?” Invited commentary in Inventio, 6.1 Spring 2004.
- Heidi Estrem, Phillip K. Arrington, Linda Adler-Kassner, Steve Benninghoff, Nancy Allen, and Steven D. Krause, Editors. Special Issue: “The Writing Major.” Composition Studies. Spring 2007 Volume 35 No. 1.
World Wide Web:
- The Process of Research Writing. This is the web version of a first year composition textbook I originally wrote under contract for McGraw-Hill. The print project fell through, so I have self-published this version of it. It is a textbook that is used by many first year writing teachers around the world. http://stevendkrause.com/tprw
- “Clayton Eshleman’s Web Site.” I first developed this web site for the poet, translator, and essayist Clayton Eshleman upon the publication of his book Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld. I continue to maintain it.
- “Computer Teaching Tips.” Online since 1998, this site consists of a variety of ideas and suggestions I have collected from students and colleagues and that I have created for using computers to teach writing and reading courses at all levels. http://www.emunix.emich.edu/~krause/Tips
- “The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing Online.” A WWW supplement to the fifth edition of The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. From Winter 1996 to Summer 1997, I served as an author/consultant on the project.
- “Twilight in Iowa” (Short Story) Ambergris, Cincinnati, OH. November 1993.
- “Wayne F. Kennedy” (Short Story) Ambergris, Cincinnati, OH. (Winner of the journal’s Annual Fiction Award.) November 1991.
- “Ellen Jane” (Short Story) Anthology of Short Fiction, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 1991.
- “Big Boxes” (Short Story) Review La Booche, Volume 5, Columbia, MO. July 1990.
- “Haircut” (Short Story) The Eavesdropping of Silence: Anthology of Short Fiction. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 1989.
Invited talks and keynote:
- “Back to the Future: What Correspondence Schools and Traditional Online Courses Predict about MOOCs, ‘Training,’ and ‘Education.” Invited presenter and participant at the “International MOOC Colloquium: The MOOC Identity” sponsored by Federica Weblearning at the Universitá di Napoli Federico II. Naples and Anacapri, Italy, September 1-4, 2016.
- “The Perils and Promises of MOOCs.” Invited presenter in the series “Teaching and Learning With Technology: Exploring the use of technology to advance student learning,” sponsored by the Center for Academic Innovation, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2016.
- “A Small View of MOOCs” Invited presenter and participant at the “International MOOC Conference: Where are MOOCs going? The future of distance learning” sponsored by Federica WebLearning, University of Naples Federico II. Naples and Anacapri, Italy, September 24-26, 20015.
- “MOOCs: Fad or Future?” Invited Workshop address at the American Federation of Teachers Higher Education Meeting, March 9, 2013, San Diego, CA.
- “What Does it Mean to Have a Writing MOOC?” Invited Respondent to Webinar series sponsored by WRAC at MSU. January 25, 2013.
- “Town Hall III: @ School, Work, and Play.” Invited panelist. Computers and Writing Conference, University of California-Davis, June 2009.
- “A Blog Talk in Four Parts.” Keynote address at the 2006 Jacobson Symposium, “Learning and Living in the Blogosphere.” Creighton University, Omaha, NE. April 1, 2006.
- “The Writing Show #5: Writing and the Internet.” Invited panelist. Sponsored by James River Writers, Richmond, VA. July 28, 2005.
Recent roundtables and special interest groups:
- “Reconsidering Professional Credentials of Writing Program Faculty.” Roundtable at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX. April 7, 2016.
- “Building Connections across DH and Computers & Writing: A HASTAC/C&W Simulcast/Cross-Conference Dialog.” HASTAC Conference, East Lansing, MI, May 2015.
- “Re-Shaping/Re-Designing Web Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms: A Roundtable.” Computers and Writing Conference, Pullman, WA. June 2014.
- “MOOCing Back to School: A Roundtable of Professors as Students in Massive Online Open Courses.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 20, 2014.
- “The Free Conference Kit: How to Start, Promote, Organize, and Run a Local Academic Conference for (Almost) Nothing Using Web 2.0 Tools.” Computers and Writing Conference, Frostburg, MD. June 2013.
- “Apple’s iBooks Author and Self-Published Textbooks: A Work in Progress.” Poster presentation at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, March 14, 2013.
- “The ‘M’ is for ‘Meh,” presentation part of the roundtable “MOOCs in Professional Writing: Could We? Should We?” Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, Las Vegas, NV, March 13, 2013
- “Is Blogging Dead? Yes, No, Other.” Roundtable discussion at the Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2011.
- “A Department in Exile: The Challenges of Contested Spaces and Roles,” a roundtable presentation at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 2011.
- “Teaching IP with RiP!” Presented as part of the Intellectual Property in Composition Studies Special Interest Group, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 2011.
- “Blogs and the Writerly Life: Publishing, Brainstorming, Linking, Talking.” MFA Special Interest Group presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.
Recent individual presentations:
- “MOOCs Beyond the Dead: The Rapid Rise, Fall, and (Fuzzy) Future of Massive Open Online Courses.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 24-27, 2018.
- “MOOCs Around the World: The 50,000 Foot View.” Individual presentation part of the panel “MOOCs, Writing, and Difference: The Increasingly International Space of Massive Online Open Courses.” Presented at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. June 23-25 2016.
- “MOOCs and Correspondence Courses: History Keeps Repeating Itself Because No One Is Listening.” Presented at Computers and Writing Conference, Rochester, NY. May 2016.
- “Risky Business: The Difficult to See, Always Moving, Fast and Fuzzy Future of Corporate-Sponsored Massive Online Open Courses.” Presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL. March 2015.
- “MOOCs as Liberators, MOOCs as Colonizers: A Dilemma.” Presented at the Cultural Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. October-November 2014.
“Amateur Auteurs: The Problems of Teaching and Assessing Multimedia in Writing Classes”“Amateur Auteurs: The Challenge of Producing and Publishing Multimedia Scholarship in Writing Studies.” Presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO. March 2012.
- “Virtual Mentorship: Intensions, Absence, Accidents, Communities.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, West Layfette, IN, May 2010.
- “YouTube Teaching: Simple Video in Online Writing Classes.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, May 2010.
- “RiP-ping, Mixing, Burning: A Remix Manifesto as Research Writing.” Presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY. March 2010.
- “Fast, Free, and On the ‘Net: The Story of a Self-Published Textbook.” Presented at Computers and Writing Conference, University of California-Davis, June 2009.
- “Endings: The Problem of the Sustained Blogging.” Presented at Computers and Writing Conference, University of California-Davis, June 2009.
- “Blogging Software Choices: A Preliminary Report on Blogs As Writing Spaces.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, Athens, GA, May 2008.
- “Successfully Incorporating Blogs into Writing Instruction: Four Approaches.” Presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, April 2008.
- “Writing, Reading, Composing: The Movie(s).” A Featured Presentation at the National Council for Teachers of English, New York, NY, November 2007.
- “Situation, Exigencies, and Blogging: The EMU-AAUP Faculty Strike of 2006 and The Birth of EMUTalk.org.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, May 2007.
- “Content Management Systems and Writing Program Administration: When Your Website is Not Something You HAVE, but Something You ARE.” Presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2007.
- “Broadcast Composition: Using Podcasts to Build Community and Connections in Online Writing Classes.” Presented at the Conference of College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
- “Writing Spaces before Computers: How Changes and Innovations in Paper Technology Changed How We Taught Writing,” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2004.
- “Blogs as Collaborative Writing Tools: A Modest Experiment,” Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, West Layfette, IN, May 2003.
- “Why Weblogs Should (and Shouldn’t) Count as Scholarship,” Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York City, NY, March 2003.
- “From Quills to Ballpoints: A Selective History of the Pen and It’s Impact on the Teaching of Writing,” Presented March 2002 at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL
- “Where Do I List This on My CV? Considering the Value of Self-Published and Maintained Web Sites,” Presented at the Modern Language Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, December 2001.
- “MOOCs and Basic Writing,” presented at “Open Futures? Basic Writing, Access, and Technology: Council on Basic Writing Pre-Conference Workshop,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 19, 2014
Graduate Courses at EMU include: Writing 596: Teaching Composition at the College Level; Writing 621: Research in Theory and Practice in Writing; Writing 517: Topics in the Teaching of Writing: Rhetoric and Culture of Cyberspace; Writing 516: Computers and Writing, Theory and Practice; and Writing 505: Rhetoric of Science and Technology.
Undergraduate Courses at EMU include: Writing 444: Writing for the World Wide Web; Writing 354: Critical Digital Literacies; Writing 328: Writing, Style, and Technology; Writing 323: Writing in the Professional World; and English 121: Composition and Rhetoric.
Courses at SOU included: English 495/595: Topics in Film: Movies about Movies; English 300: Introduction to Literary Criticism; Writing 450/550: Writing as a Profession; Writing 227: Technical Writing and Editing; and Core 101, 102, and 103: The First Year Colloquium.
As a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor at VCU and as a graduate assistant at BGSU, I taught many general education courses in writing and literature.
- Fall 2017 to Summer 2018, Winter 2011 to Summer 2014, Winter 2006 to Summer 2008: Writing Program Coordinator, EMU
- Fall 2015 to Summer 2017: Associate Director, First Year Writing Program, EMU
- Fall 2006 to Spring 2007: Interim Director of the First Year Writing Program, EMU
- Fall 1998 to Spring 2002: Department Computer Lab and Technology Coordinator, EMU
- Fall 1997 to Spring 1998: Writing Center Coordinator, SOU
- Fall 1996 to Summer 1997: Writing Program Coordinator, SOU
Review & Boards
- Winter 2012-Winter 2014: Editorial Reviewer, College Composition and Communication.
- Summer 2011 to present: Editorial Reviewer, Computers and Composition.
- Winter 2011: Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2011 Computers and Writing Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- Spring 2010: First-level reviewer for the Conference for College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA
- Spring 2010-Winter 2011: Member, advisory board, 2011 Computers and Writing Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- Winter 2007: Conference Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit, MI
- Fall 2003: Conference Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Honolulu, HI
- Fall 1995 – Fall 1999: Editorial Board Member, Kairos, a WWW-based electronic journal about writing, rhetoric, and pedagogy
- Fall 2012-Winter 2013: Chair, Associate WPA/Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Writing Search, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2010-Winter 2011: Member, Department Head Search, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2008-Winter 2009: Chair, Computers and Writing Search, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2005-Winter 2006: Member, Associate Director of First Year Writing Search, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2001 to Winter 2002: Member, Technical Writing Search, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2006 to Winter 2010, Fall 2004 to May 2005: Member, Department Personnel Committee, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2004 to Winter 2006: Department representative, Eastern Michigan University Faculty Council
- Winter 2003 to Summer 2003: Member-at-large, EMU-AAUP Executive Committee, EMU
- Fall 2000 to Winter 2003: Member, Department Graduate Committee, English Language and Literature, EMU
- Fall 2000 to Winter 2003: Member, Department Curriculum Committee, English Language and Literature, EMU