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. In Writing, she teaches courses such as multimodal composing, document design and visual rhetoric, and writing in the global context. She also teaches DS 202, Digital Data and Design, and DS 495, Digital Studies Capstone, in the minor. 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).
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Alisha Karabinus, Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Studies, completed her Ph.D in English (Rhetoric and Composition) at Purdue University, where she also received an MFA in creative writing in 2014. During her Ph.D studies, Alisha focused on games, digital public rhetorics, and technical communication, and her dissertation explored the need for contextualized metric analysis to combat exclusionary publication practices in game studies. She co-hosts the long-running Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast and serves as a member of the Digital Aggression Studies working group. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys reading, cooking, and playing digital and analog games. Alisha lives in Grand Rapids with her partner, Terry, their two children, Jack and Charlotte, and one anxious dog, Banjo.
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