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Douglas Walls

Associate Professor

Department of English

Tompkins Hall 122



Research Publications

Editing (refereed)

Walls, D. M., & Vie, S. (Eds.). (2018). Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse – Colorado State University Press.

Vie, S. & Walls, D. M. (Eds.). (2015). Because Facebook: Digital rhetoric/social media. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy19(3).


Walls, D. M., Dieterle, B., & Miller, J. (2018). Designing for social change: User-centered design and difference Feminism. In K. L. Blair & L. Nickoson (Eds.), Composing feminist interventions: activism, engagement, praxis (pp. 391–408). Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse – Colorado State University. Retrieved from

Walls, D. M. (2017). The Professional Work of “Unprofessional” Tweets: Microblogging Career Situations in African American Hush Harbors. Journal of Business and Technical Communication31(4), 391–416. Nominated for Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication, NCTE (2017 – 2018).

Walls, D. M., Garcia, D. M., & VanSchaik, Amy. (2017). Designing Digital Activism: Rhetorical Tool as Agent of Social Change. In L. Potts & M. J. Salvo (Eds.), Rhetoric and Experience Architecture (pp. 291–303). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Walls, D. M. (2016). User Experience in Social Justice Contexts. In Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication (pp. 9:1–9:6). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

Walls, D. M. (2015). Access(ing) the coordination of writing networks. Computers and Composition38Part A, 68–78. 2015 Ellen Nold Award for the Best Article in Computers and Composition studies, Honorable Recognition.


B.A. Theatre and Communication University of Nevada 1999

M.A. Communication University of Nevada 2002

M.A. English University of Nevada 2006

Ph.D. Rhetoric and Writing Michigan State University 2011

Area(s) of Expertise

Digital rhetorics and user experience (UX) particularly in social networks and social justice contexts. Participatory design. Experience architecture.