Denise K. Comer
Professor of the Practice of Thompson Writing Program
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.
Comer, D. K. Writing in Transit. A WID Reader. Fountainhead Press, 2015.
Comer, D. K., and B. G. Garrett. It’s Just a Dissertation. Transforming Your Dissertation From Daunting to Doable to Done. Fountainhead Press, 2014.
Comer, D. K., editor. Writing in Transit with Readings. Fountainhead Press.
Comer, D. K. Writing for Success in College and Beyond: A Webtext. Fountainhead Press.
Baker, R. S., et al. “Educational data mining: A MOOC experience.” Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research, 2016, pp. 55–66. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9781118998205.ch4. Full Text
Comer, D. K. “Learning How to Teach … Differently: Extracts from a MOOC Instructor’s Journal.” The MOOC Invasion, edited by Steven Krause and Charlie Lowe, Parlor Press, 2014.
Comer, D. K. “MOOCs Offer Students Opportunity to Grow as Writers.” Proceedings of the 7th International Mult-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2013. July 9-12, 2013. Orlando, Florida., 2013.
Comer, D. K., and Bradley Hammer. ““Surveying the Efficacy of Digital Response: Pedagogical Imperatives, Faculty Approaches, and Student Feedback.” Teaching Writing with Technology, Fountainhead Press, 2008.
Comer, D. K. “"Negotiating Privilege in the Teaching of Travel Literature".” Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing. Exploring the World and Self, edited by Eileen Groom, Peter Lang, 2005.
Comer, D. K. “Helen Lady Dufferin, Countess of Gifford.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by W. B. Thesing, vol. 199, Gale Research, 1999, pp. 127–35.
Comer, D. K. “The Impact of E-Reading on Writing Programs.” Writing Program Administrators Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15-18 July 2010.
Comer, D. K. “Fostering Multidisciplinary Pedagogies.” International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain, 15-17 November 2010.
Comer, Denise K., and Edward M. White. “Adventuring into MOOC Writing Assessment: Challenges, Results, and Possibilities.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 67, no. 3, Feb. 2016, pp. 318–59.
Comer, D. K., et al. “Writing to learn and learning to write across the disciplines: Peer-to-peer writing in introductory-level MOOCs.” International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol. 15, no. 5, Jan. 2014, pp. 26–82. Open Access Copy
Ahern-Dodson, J., and D. K. Comer. “The iPad and Writing in the Disciplines.” Writing Across the Curriculum, Jan. 2014.
Comer, D. K. ““This Erstwhile Unreadable Text”: Multidisciplinarity and First-Year Writing Faculty Teaching Mentoring and Support.” Teaching/Writing, Jan. 2014.
Comer, D. K. “Translation and Transfer: Interdisciplinary Writing and Communication.” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol. 11, 2013, pp. 106–12.
Ahern-Dodson, J., and D. K. Comer. “Multidisciplinarity and the Tablet: A Study of Writing Practices.” Writing Across the Curriculum, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 63–82.
Benz, B., et al. “WPAs, Writing Programs and the Common Reading Experience.” Writing Program Administrators, vol. 37, 2011, pp. 11–32.
Comer, D. K. “Bending the Gaze: Transparency, Reciprocity and Supervisory Classroom Visits.” Pedagogy, vol. 11, 2011.
Comer, D. K. “Changing Tables and Changing Culture: Pregnancy, Parenting, and First-Year Writing.” Composition Studies, vol. 37, no. 2, Oct. 2009, pp. 91–113.
Comer, D. K. “"white child is good, black child his [or her] slave": Women, children, and empire in early nineteenth-century India.” European Romantic Review, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 39–58. Scopus, doi:10.1080/1050958042000338543. Full Text
Comer, D. K. “Review of "First Books and Second Books: SWR Authors Talk about Developing Book-Length Projects".” Kairos, 2012.