PhD, Purdue University
Michelle Sidler received her PhD in English from Purdue University with a specialization in rhetoric and composition. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in professional writing and composition. Her primary areas of research interest are editing, science writing, and public writing. Sidler is currently collaborating with Auburn University’s Rural Studio program on a generous PAIR grant funded by Auburn University. The team is creating documentation, web materials, and other information products in support of the 20K Project, which aims to research, design, and build affordable housing in rural communities. She co-edited an anthology of major works in computerized writing instruction, Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook, which won the 2008 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. She has also published articles in Technical Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, and Computers and Composition, as well as in several edited collections.
rhetoric and composition; computer-mediated composition; rhetorical theory