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Faculty Profiles

Stephen McElroy

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

Bio

Stephen J. McElroy is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of First-Year Writing. He specializes in composition theory and pedagogy, multimodal production, digital composing, and assemblage theory. His work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Kairos, and Enculturation, among other venues. His 2017 collection, Assembling Composition, co-edited with Kathleen Blake Yancey and published in the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series by NCTE, examines the relationship between assemblage and composing in theory, in the classroom, and in the world. For his 2014 Kairos article, he and his coauthors Michael Neal and Katherine Bridgman received the Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award.

Before joining Babson, Stephen directed the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio at Florida State University, where he previously earned his PhD, and taught courses in FSU's Editing, Writing, and Media major and College Composition program. He also holds an M.A. in English from Belmont University and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Florida State University
  • MA, Belmont University
  • BS, Western Kentucky University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Composition theory and pedagogy; multimodal production; digital composing; assemblage theory; histories of composing; archival studies; critical literacies; text technologies

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 — Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award, Computers and Composition
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2020

    • RHT 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF ACADEMIC WRITING II
  • Degree Courses 2019

    • RHT 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF ACADEMIC WRITING I

Publications

Journal Articles

  • McElroy, S.J., Davis, M., Lee, R. (in press). Ways of Knowing and Doing in Digital Rhetoric: Pedagogy.
  • McElroy, S.J. (2018). Assembling Arguments (Buehl, J.) [Book review]. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Vol: 61, Issue: 1, Page: 112-113. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). link
  • McElroy, S.J., Davis, M., Lee, R. (2016). Ways of Knowing and Doing in Digital Rhetoric: A Primer. Issue: 23. link
  • McElroy, S.J. (2016). Tanselle, G. Thomas. Book-Jackets: Their History, Forms, and Use (Charlottesville: The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2011). xii, 288 pp. Cloth, $60.00. Illus. (ISBN 978-1-88631-13-0).. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Vol: 110, Issue: 1, Page: 123-125. University of Chicago Press. link
  • McElroy, S.J. (2015). Assemblage by Design: The Postcards of Curt Teich and Company. Computers and Composition. Vol: 37, Page: 147-165. Elsevier BV. link
  • Neal, M., Bridgman, K., McElroy, S.J. (2013). Making Meaning at the Intersections: Developing a Digital Archive for Multimodal Research. Vol: 17, Issue: 3. link
  • Davis, M., Brock, K., McElroy, S.J. (2012). Expanding the Available Means of Composing: Three Sites of Inquiry. Issue: 14. link

Books

  • Yancey, K.B., McElroy, S.J. (2017). Assembling Composition. National Council of Teachers of English.

Book Chapters

  • McElroy, S.J. (2017). Assemblages of Asbury Park: The Persistent Legacy of the Large-Letter Postcard: Assembling Composition. Page: 101-119. National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Yancey, K.B., McElroy, S.J. (2017). Assembling Composition: An Introduction: Assembling Composition. Page: 3-26. National Council of Teachers of English.
  • McElroy, S.J., Maynard, T. (2017). Copy, Combine, Transform: Assemblage in First-Year Composition: Assembling Composition. Page: 101-119. National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Neal, M., Bridgman, K., McElroy, S.J. (2016). Many Happy Returns: Student Archivists as Curators of Public Memory: Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives. Routledge.
  • McElroy, S.J., Wells, J., Burgess, A., Naftzinger, J., Lee, R., Mehler, J., Custer, J., Jones, A., Cirio, J. (2015). A Space Defined: Four Years in the Life of the FSU Digital Studios: Sustainable Learning Spaces: Design, Infrastructure, and Technology. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. link
  • Yancey, K.B., McElroy, S.J., Powers, E. (2013). Composing, Networks, and Electronic Portfolios: Notes toward a Theory of Assessing ePortfolios: Digital Writing: Assessment and Evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. link

Presentations

  • Assembling the Phronetic Case Against Social Media McElroy, S. Computers and Writing, Washington, DC (2018)
  • Assembling Intertextual Maps in an Undergraduate Seminar McElroy, S. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO (2018)
  • The Assemblage of Key West Picture Postcards in the Early Twentieth Century McElroy, S. South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA (2017)
  • Ways of Knowing and Doing in Digital Rhetoric McElroy, S. Computers and Writing, Rochester, NY (2016)
  • Assembling Composition McElroy, S. Maynard, T. Arola, K. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX (2016)
  • Multiple Literacies, Multiple Contexts: A Workshop on Integrating Multiliteracies Into Peer Tutor Training McElroy, S. Cirio, J. Custer, J. Southeastern Writing Center Association, Columbus, GA (2016)
  • Assemblage in FYC McElroy, S. Maynard, T. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL (2015)
  • Assembling Composition McElroy, S. Yancey, K. Computers and Writing, Pullman, WA (2014)
  • Seeing Postcard Design, Thinking Digital Design McElroy, S. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN (2014)
  • Procedures, Projects, and Programs: Florida State University’s Digital Studio Tutor Handbook McElroy, S. Wells, J. Mehler, J. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV (2013)
  • Developing a Digital Archive for Research in and Beyond the University McElroy, S. Neal, M. Bridgman, K. Networked Humanities, Lexington, KY (2013)
  • Picture Postcards and the Production of Paradise McElroy, S. South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Raleigh, NC (2012)
  • Avenues for Assistance: The FSU Digital Studio as Available Means McElroy, S. Computers and Writing, Raleigh, NC (2012)
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