Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.
Stephanie Vie is department chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric (DWR) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Previously, she served as associate department chair and as undergraduate program director for DWR, and as director of the writing center at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Her current work centers on the construction of digital identities
in social media spaces as well as critical approaches to composing
technologies such as plagiarism detection services. She is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in technology-rich teaching, research, and service, including the 2018 CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition and Communication (7Cs) Technology Innovator Award, the 2016 Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field, and the University of Central Florida's Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2017), Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2016), and Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2014). She has been interviewed by national and international media outlets regarding social media, privacy, and the use of hashtags for digital activist efforts.
Her research has
appeared in such journals as Composition Forum; Computers and Composition; Computers and Composition Online;
First Monday;Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and Technical Communication Quarterly, among others. Her co-edited collection Social Writing/Social Media (The WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado, 2017) is open access and freely available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/social/. Her textbook E-Dentity
(Fountainhead Press, 2011) examines the impact of social media on
twenty-first century literacies and has been adopted nationally by over
fifty different institutions.
You can connect with Stephanie on Twitter (@digirhet), LinkedIn, and Academia.edu.
- Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from University of Arizona (2007)
- M.A. in Composition from University of Missouri-St. Louis (2001)
- B.A. in English from Maryville University (1998)
- Composing in social media, particularly social networks
- Critical technological literacy
- Computer games and pedagogy
- Multimodal composition
- Plagiarism detection technologies and writing assessment
- Professional and technical communication
Recent Research Activities
Identity, representation, and activism in social media; feminist and qualitative research methods; video and computer games; technological fluency and literacy
“Games in Technical
Communication.” Special issue of Technical
Communication Quarterly 25.3 (2016, Fall). Print. co-edited with Jennifer deWinter.
- “Because Facebook: Digital Rhetoric/Social Media.” Special
issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Technology, and Pedagogy 19.3 (2015, May). Web. co-edited with Douglas Walls.
Stephanie Vie. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2011.
- "Managing Community Managers: Social Labor, Feminized Skills, and Professionalization." Communication Design Quarterly 4.4 (2016): 36-45. Co-authored with Jennifer deWinter and Carly Kocurek.
“Minding the Gap: Comics as Scaffolding for Critical
Literacy Skills in the Classroom.” Composition
Forum 33 (2016, February). Web. Co-authored with Brandy Dieterle.
- “Writing in an age of surveillance, privacy, and net neutrality.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
20.2 (2016, January). Web. co-authored with Estee Beck, Angela Crow,
Heidi McKee, Colleen A. Reilly, Jennifer deWinter, Laura Gonzales, and
Danielle Nicole DeVoss.
- “How are we tracked once we press play? Surveillance and video games.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 20.2 (2016, January). Web. co-authored with Jennifer deWinter
A 2D Sidescrolling Platformer Game that Teaches Basic Brain Structure and
Function.” Well Played 4.2 (2015):
7-29. Print. co-authored with Joseph Fanfarelli
- “Sparklegate: Gamification, Academic Gravitas, and the Infantalization of Play.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 20.1 (2015). Web. co-authored with Jennifer deWinter.
- “Digital First-Year Composition: Integrating
Multimodality into a Writing about Writing Approach.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies 3.1
(July 2015). Web.
- "What’s Going On: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Media Use in the
Writing Classroom.” The Journal of
Faculty Development 29.2 (2015): 33-44.
- “e. pluribus
plures: DMAC and its Keywords.” Computers
and Composition 36 (2015): 1-15. Print. co-authored with Casey Boyle, Laura Micciche, Melanie Yergeau, Caroline Dadas,
Janine Morris, Christian Smith, and Lisa Blankenship.
- “Understanding Digital Badges through Feedback,
Reward, and Narrative: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Building Better Badges
in Social Environments.” Communication
Design Quarterly 3.3 (2015): 56-60. Print. co-authored with Joseph Fanfarelli and Rudy McDaniel.
- “The Human Rights Campaign Facebook Logo.” Civic Media Project (March 2015). Web.
West and Ascend the Stairs’: Game Walkthroughs in Professional and Technical
Communication.” Syllabus Journal 4.1
(2015): 1-9. Print.
- “Interviews with Learning Games Initiative (LGI)
Members.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Technology, and Pedagogy 19.2 (2015). Web.
- "In Defense of 'Slacktivism': The Human Rights Campaign Facebook Logo as Digital Activism." First Monday 19.4 (2014). Web.
Guides: Disrupting Oppression in Comment Threads on Social Sites.” Technoculture: An Online Journal of
Technology in Society 4 (2014). Web. co-authored with Deb Balzhiser and Devon Fitzgerald Ralston.
- “Turn it Down, Don’t
Turnitin: Resisting Plagiarism Detection Technologies by Talking about
Plagiarism Rhetorically.” Computers and
Composition Online (Spring 2013). Web.
Pedagogy of Resistance toward Plagiarism Detection Technologies.” Computers and Composition 30.1 (2013):
- “‘My Faverite
PowarPoint!!!’: Strengthening Oral Presentation Skills through Awful PowerPoint
Presentations.” Compendium2 1.1 (2008). Web.
- “Are We Truly Worlds
Apart? Building Bridges between Second Life and Secondary Education.” Computers and Composition Online (Spring
- “Tech Writing, Meet Tomb Raider: Using Video Games to Teach
Usability and Revision.” e-Learning 5.2
- “Digital Divide 2.0: ‘Generation M’ and Online
Social Networking Sites in the Composition Classroom.” Computers and Composition 25.1 (2008): 9–23.
- “Press Enter to ‘Say’: Using Second Life to Teach Critical Media Literacy.” Computers and Composition 25.3 (2008): 313-322.
Kairos, and Viruses: What Memetics Has to Teach Us About Teaching.” Professional Studies Review 2.1 (2005): 1–12.
- "Critical Literacies in Mobile Games: Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, and Games Analysis." Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers. Ed. Claire Lutkewitte. National Council of Teachers of English, 2016. 82-94. Print.
- "Occupy Rhetoric: Responding to Charges of 'Slacktivism' with Digital Activism Successes." Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Age of New Media. Ed. Marco Adria and Yuping Mao. IGI-Global, 2016. 179-93. Print. Co-authored with Daniel Carter and Jessica Meyr.
“#Dangerousbydesign: Visualizzare Spazi Urbani Queer/Quare e Ostili con la
Teoria dei Giochi” (“#Dangerousbydesign: Queerly/Quarely Visualizing Hostile
Urban Spaces Through Game Theory”). Oltre
il Gioco: Critica Della Ludicizzazione Urbana (Beyond the Game: Critique of Urban Spaces). Ed. Matteo Bittanti and
Emanuela Zilio. Milan, Italy: Edizioni
Unicopli, 2016. 126-145. Print. Co-authored with David Moran and J. Michael Moshell.
- “Policies, Terms of Service, and Social
Networking Games.” Video Game Policy:
Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Ed. Jennifer deWinter and Steven
Conway. Routledge, 2015. 54-67. Print.
- “The Role of Micro-Blogging in Responding to
Corporate Controversy.” Maximizing
Commerce and Marketing Strategies through Micro-Blogging. Eds. Janée N.
Burkhalter and Natalie T. Wood. IGI-Global,
2015. 67-91. Print. co-authored with Megan Lambert.
Fear the Reaper: Beyond the Specter of Internet Plagiarism.” Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New)
Literacy Crises. Ed. Lynn C. Lewis. Computers and Composition Digital
Press, 2015. Web.
- "‘You Are How You Play’: Privacy Policies and Data Mining in Social
Networking Games.” Computer Games and
Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection.
Eds. Jennifer deWinter and Ryan Moeller. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 171-187. Print.
- “The 300-Year
Anniversary of the Statute of Anne.” The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual
Property Developments of 2009. Ed.
Clancy Ratliff. March 2010. Web.
Gave My Rights Away for a Song’: How Billy Bragg Persuaded MySpace to Change
its Tune on Ownership.” The Business of Entertainment: Popular Music.
Ed. Robert Sickels. Westport, CT: Praeger
Press, 2009. 107-120.
Intellectual Property: Collaboration and Resistance in Wikis.” Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the
College Classroom. Eds. Matt Barton and Robert Cummings. Ann Arbor, MI:
Digitalculturebooks/University of Michigan Press, 2009. 109-122.
Where the World Wide Web and the Writer’s Journal Meet.” Teaching Writing
with Technology. Ed. Maria Clayton and Terry Carter. Southlake, TX:
Fountainhead Press, 2008. 69-84.
Social Networking Sites into the Writing Classroom Using MySpace and Facebook.”
Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using
Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom. Ed. Allison
D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. Boston: Wadsworth, 2008. 19–28.
is, and isn’t, a Portfolio?” The Student’s
Guide to First-Year Composition. Ed. Jim Bowman, Jennifer deWinter, and Meg
Smith. Needham Heights, NJ: Pearson, 2005. 298-300.
- "Pokemon Go is R.A.D.: How Game Studies and Writing Center Research Can Learn From Each Other." Invited keynote at Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Reading, PA, April 1, 2017
- “After a Decade of Social Media: The Landscape of
Social Media in Writing Instruction Today.” Invited keynote at Computers and
Writing Conference. Rochester, NY, May 20, 2016
Acts in Social Media: Personal, Professional, and Pedagogical Uses of Social
Media Today.” Invited keynote at Humanities Unbound Conference. Norfolk, VA, April
Media as Professional Communication: A Changing Landscape.” Invited keynote at the University of North
Florida’s English Honors Society Spring Showcase. Jacksonville, FL, March 4, 2016
We're Going to Talk about Candy Crush: Surveillance, Social Games, and Screen
Segmentation." Invited Talk. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group
on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) 2014. Colorado Springs, CO, September
Attention to Privacy Policies in Social Media." Invited Workshop. Worcester Polytechnic
Institute, Worcester, MA, March 28, 2014
it Down, Don't Turnitin: An Argument against Plagiarism Detection Technologies."
Invited Talk. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Worcester, MA, March 28,
Multimodally." Invited Workshop. University of Colorado–Boulder. Boulder, CO, October
Composition in the Classroom." Invited Talk. University of
Colorado–Boulder. Boulder, CO, October 16, 2007
2018 CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition and Communication (7Cs) Technology Innovator Award
2017 College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
2016 Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field
2016 College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
2016 Department of Writing and Rhetoric Award for Excellence in New Media Innovation
2014 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online
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Updated: Jul 13, 2018