Denise K. Comer
  • Denise K. Comer

  • Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of First-Year Writing
  • Thompson Writing Program
  • Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90025
  • Phone: (919) 660-4357
  • Fax: +1 919 681 0637
  • Homepage
  • 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.
  • Specialties

    • Rhetoric
  • Research Summary

    Writing Studies
  • Research Description

    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.,
      • English,
      • 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, Honors and Distinctions

      • Duke University Teaching with Technology Award,
      • Duke University,
      • January 2014
      • Duke Postdoctoral Fellowship in Teaching Writing",
      • Duke University,
      • 2000-2001
      • Mellon Fellowship,
      • Duke University,
      • 2001-present
      • Mellon Research Grant,
      • Duke University,
      • 2002
      • Model teacher for graduate -level teaching assistants,
      • Duke University,
      • 2001-2002
      • Model teacher for graduate-level teaching assistants,
      • California State University, Chico,
      • 1000
  • Recent Publications

      • DK Comer and E Wang.
      • 2015.
      • Negativity in MOOCs: Impacts on Learning and Teaching and How Instructional Teams May Be Able to Address It.
      • InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
      • .
      • DK Comer.
      • 2015.
      • Writing for Success in College and Beyond: A Webtext.
      • Fountainhead Press.
      • 2015.
      • Writing in Transit with Readings.
      • Fountainhead Press.
      • DK Comer.
      • 2015.
      • Writing in Transit. A WID Reader.
      • Fountainhead Press.
      • DK Comer.
      • 2014.
      • Fostering Multidisciplinary Pedagogies.
      • manual
      • .
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Thompson Writing Fellows
      • 2008-present
  • Teaching

    • WRITING 101.04
      • ACADEMIC WRITING
      • Art 116
      • TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM