Michael Day

Michael Day

Director, First-Year Composition Program
Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Composition Pedagogy

Office: RH 215B
Phone: 815-753-6603
Email: mday@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; 1996
  • M.A. University of Wyoming; 1982
  • B.A. Dartmouth College; 1978

Professional Interests

  • Rhetoric
  • Computers and Writing
  • Assessment
  • Intercultural Communication

Selected Awards

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Technology Innovator Award, 2011.
  • Patricia L. Francis Award for Outstanding Service to the Department of English, April 2008.
  • The Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field, May 2006.
  • David Raymond Award for the Use of Technology in Teaching, March 2003.

Selected Publications

  • With Tawanda Gipson and Christopher Parker: “Undergraduate Mentors as Agents of Engagement: Peer Advocates in First-Year Writing Courses.” First-Year Composition and Retention, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Heidi Estrem, Todd Ruecker, and Dawn Shepherd, editors. Utah State University Press, 2017.
  • (Editor) Takako Day. Show Me the Way to Go Home: The Moral Dilemma of Kibei No No Boys in World War Two Incarceration Camps. (Middlebury, VT: Wren Song Press, 2014).
  • With Randall McClure and Mike Palmquist, eds. “Composition in the Freeware Age: Assessing the Impact and Value of the Web 2.0 Movement in the Teaching of Writing” Computers and Composition 27.1 (March 2010)
  • “Influencing Learning Through Faculty and Student Generated Outcome Assessment.” Chapter 12 in Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact, Barbara Cambridge, Darren Cambridge, and Kathleen Yancy, editors. Stylus Publishing, 2009.
  • “The Administrator as Technorhetorician: Sustainable Technological Ecologies in Academic Programs.” Chapter 6 in Technological Ecologies and Sustainability: Methods, Modes, and Assessment, Danielle DeVoss, Heidi McKee, and Richard Selfe, editors. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2009.
  • With Carol Lipson (ed). Technical Communication and the World Wide Web. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005).
  • With Susanmarie Harrington and Rebecca Rickly (eds). The Online Writing Classroom. (Cresskill, New Jersey: HAmpton Press, 2000).