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Jacob Craig

Assistant Professor and Director of Writing, Rhetoric, and Publication

Address: 74 George Street, Room 202
Office Hours: 10:30-1:30 on Tuesdays and by appointment
Personal Website:

Jacob Craig received his Ph.D. in English, with concentrations in composition theory, digital rhetoric, and multimodal composition from Florida State University. His research is focused on the technologies–devices, file formats, platforms, and networks–that people use in daily acts of literate practice. Specifically, through this focus on technology and practice, he studies what effects digital culture has had on how people practice writing and make meaning. 

He directs and teaches in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Publication program ( and as well as in the first-year writing program. He is also the production editor for Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE).


Ph.D., English, with concentrations in composition theory, digital rhetoric, and multimodal composition from Florida State University

M.A., Professional and Technical Writing, University of Arkansas—Little Rock

B.A., English, University of Arkansas—Little Rock

Research Interests

  • Composition theory and pedagogy
  • Digital rhetoric
  • Writing technologies and writing devices
  • Locations of writing
  • Multimodality

Courses Taught

ENGL 372: "Rhetoric in a Digital Age"

ENGL 369: "Writing for the Web"

ENGL 334: "Technical Writing"

ENGL 322: "Writing across Contexts"

ENGL 310: "Theories of Teaching Writing"

ENGL 215: "Interdisciplinary Composition"

ENGL 110: "Intro to Academic Writing"


“A Difference in Delivery: Reading Classroom Technology Practices.” (with Matt Davis). Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies. Eds. Mary R. Lamb and Jennifer M. Parrott (2019).

“Affective Materialities: Places, Technologies, and Development of Writing Processes.” Composition Forum. Vol. 41. (2019). <>

“The FSU Symposium: Origins, Revisions, and Reflections.” (with Rory Lee and David Bedsole). Computers and Composition Online. (2018). <>

“Navigating a Varied Landscape: Literacy and the Credibility of Networked Information.” Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News, special issue of Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 24-42. (2017). <>

“Device. Display. Read: The Design of Reading and Writing and the Difference Display Makes.” Deep Reading. Eds. Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau. (with Kathleen Yancey, Matt Davis, and Michael Spooner). (2017).

“Collect, Select, Reflect: Assigning Research Eportfolios to Encourage Student Inquiry.” Kairos PraxisWiki. vol. 21, no. 1, 2016. <>

“Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View” (with Matt Davis, Christine Martorana, Kendra Mitchell, Tony Ricks, Bret Zawilski, and Kathleen Blake Yancey.) Microhistories of Composition. Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Logan, UT: Utah State UP. 2016.

“Print Made Fluid: Design, Format, and Attention in a Convergence Culture.” The Tablet Book.  Eds. Caroline Bassett, Ryan Burns, Russell Glasson and Kate O’Riordan. Sussex, UK: REFRAME, 2015. 83-111. <>