Denise Comer
  • Denise Comer

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Thompson Writing Program
  • Overview

    Denise Comer's research interests include composition, nineteenth-century British literature, travel writing, and women's studies. Her current scholarship focuses on issues of the profession in composition and rhetoric, as well as Romantic and Victorian British women's travel writing in India.
  • Education

    • Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia 1999
    • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park 1995
    • B.A., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University 1993
  • Awards and Honors

    • Duke University Teaching with Technology Award. Duke University., 2014
  • Professional Activities

    • Presentation
      • Composition MOOCs and Pedagogy by the Thousands: Reflections on Four Open Education Innovations. March 20, 2014
      • Writing to Learn and Learning to Write across the Disciplines: Peer-to-Peer Writing in Introductory-Level MOOCs. December 6, 2013
      • Teaching and Learning Writing in a MOOC: Implications, Outcomes, and Reflections. July 19, 2013
      • MOOCs Offer Students Opportunity to Grow as Writers. July 11, 2013
      • Academic Writing for Inter-Disciplinary Communication. July 10, 2013
      • Reframing, Managing, and Learning to Embrace MOOC Negativity (Submitted Proposal, Under Considerration). April 1, 2013
      • Bridging Medicine, Writing, and Photography through a Community Partnership. February 16, 2013
      • Composition MOOCs and Pedagogy by the Thousands: Reflections on Four Open Education Innovations. January 3, 2013
      • Teaching Writing at Scale and Online. January 3, 2013
      • Safety Nets and Golden Handcuffs: Renewable Faculty Appointments in First-year Writing Programs. July 15, 2011
      • iPads & Writing-Intensive Courses: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. April 1, 2011
      • The Impact of E-Reading on Writing Programs. July 1, 2010
      • Incorporating Writing into the Liberal Learning Seminar. June 1, 2010
      • Fostering Multidisciplinary Pedagogies. January 21, 2010
      • Reformulating Success: Transitioning Duke’s First-Year Students from the Five-Paragraph. October 1, 2009
      • Common Reading. Common Writing. July 1, 2009
      • Increasing Exclusivity and Inclusivity in Higher-Education Access. September 22, 2008
    • Service to the Profession
      • Faculty Sponsor : MedLife. 2011
      • Coordinator and Student Supervisor : Workshop: Writing is Easy. 2010 - 2011
      • Coordinator : Ronald McDonald House Family Story Project. 2010
      • Joint meeting between Athletics and TWP Faculty and Tutors. October 2009
      • Writing 191 Showcase. November 26, 2008
      • Writing 20 Beyond Duke. November 26, 2008
  • Selected Publications

    • Academic Article
    • Book
    • Book Section
    • Other Article
  • Selected Grants

    • Ronald McDonald House/Duke University Family Story Project 2011 - 2013