Faculty

Laurence José serves as the Director of the Digital Studies minor and is an Associate Professor of Writing. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication and joined Grand Valley State University in 2010. She teaches the Digital Studies capstone, DS 495 as well as courses in multimodal composing, document design, cross-cultural communication. She is particularly interested in the influence of technology and global contexts on communication and the evolution of genres. She also coordinates the Writing Department's Advisory Board and is the faculty advisor for the Organization for Professional Writers (OPW).

Email: josel@gvsu.edu | Phone: 616-331-3418 | Office: 301 Lake Ontario Hall

Laurence Jose

Kayla Wheeler is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Digital Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa. She also holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in Islam and the West from Queen Mary, University of London and an M.A. in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. Her research interests include Islam in the Americas, Islam and gender, digital identity, religion and media, material religion, and Black performativity. She is currently conducting research for a book tentatively titled, "Fashioning Black Islam." She also curates  #BlackIslamSyllabus.

Email: kayla.wheeler@gvsu.edu | Phone: 616-331-8110 | Office: 110 Lake Ontario Hall

Kayla Wheeler