Heidi McKee

Heidi McKee

Associate Professor
Roger and Joyce L. Howe Professor of Writing
Director, Howe Writing Initiative in the Farmer School of Business
Affiliate Faculty, Armstrong Interactive Media Studies

364 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus
(513) 529 2635
mckeeha@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., English (concentration, Composition and Rhetoric) University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2005

M.A., English, University of Wyoming, May 2000

B.A., English, Yale University, May 1992

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Heidi McKee’s teaching and research interests include professional communication, digital writing and rhetoric, writing pedagogy and assessment, and research ethics and methodologies.

PUBLICATIONS

Books–Authored

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. Professional Communication and Network Interaction: A Rhetorical and Ethical Approach. New York: Routledge, 2017.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-based Approach. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Books—Edited Collections

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, eds. Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2013. http://ccdigitalpress.org/dwae. Editors’ preface: http://ccdigitalpress.org/dwae/intro.html

  • DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, Heidi A. McKee, and Richard Selfe, eds. Technological Ecologies and Sustainability. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2009. http://ccdigitalpress.org/tes

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, eds. Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical issues. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2007. [Winner of the 2008 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for the best book in the field.]

Books—Textbooks

  • Dutro, Gina C., Theresa Evans, Lauri Harwood, Brad Reitz, and Heidi A. McKee. Foundations of Business Communication: Rhetoric for Business Professionals. Plymouth (MI): HaydenMcNeil, 2016. Rev. 2017.

  • Evans, Theresa, Lauri Harwood, Brad Reitz, and Heidi A. McKee. Business Writing Matters. Plymouth (MI): HaydenMcNeil, 2014. Rev. 2015.

Journal Issue Editing

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, guest eds. Computers and Composition: Special 20th-Anniversary Issues 20.4 and 21.1, 2003 and 2004).

Articles

  • Coffey, Kathleen M., Bridget C. Gelms, Cynthia C. Johnson, and Heidi A. McKee. “Consulting with Collaborative Writing Teams.” Writing Center Journal 36(1). 2017: pp. 147-182.

  • McKee, Heidi. “Researching a New Professional Writing Major.” Programmatic Perspectives 8 (Fall 2016).

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Protecting Net Neutrality and the Infrastructure of Internet Delivery: Considerations for Our Past, Present, and Future.” Invited article as part of the collaborative contribution of Beck et. al. “Writing in an Age of Surveillance, Privacy, & Net Neutrality” for the 20th anniversary of Kairos, 20.2 (2016). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/20.2/topoi/beck-et-al/mckee.html

  • McKee, Heidi A. and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Archival Research.” College Composition and Communication 64 (2012): pp. 59-81.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Policy Matters Now and in the Future: Net Neutrality, Corporate Data Mining, and Government Surveillance.” Computers and Composition 28 (2011): 276-291. [Selected for and reprinted in Best of Independent Composition and Rhetoric Journals 2012 Parlor Press, 2013.]

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Legal and Regulatory Issues for Technical Communicators Conducting Global Internet Research.” Technical Communication 57 (2010): 282-299.

  • Sumit, Sircar, Ron Fetzer, Jim Patterson, and Heidi A. McKee. “An Assessment of Electronic Portfolios Across the Curriculum.”  Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 20.1 (2009): 121-148.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Playing a Good Game: Ethical Issues for MMOG and Virtual World Researchers.” International Journal of Internet Research Ethics 2.1 (2009): http://ijire.net/issue_2.1/mckee.pdf.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Digital Writing Research: A Rhetorical Approach.” College Composition and Communication 59 (2008): 711-749.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Ethical and Legal Issues for Writing Researchers in an Age of Media Convergence.” Computers and Composition 25 (2008): 104-122. [This issue of Computers and Composition won the Ellen Nold Award for most significant scholarly article contribution to the field in 2004.]

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Kris Blair. “Older Adults and Community-based Technological Literacy Programs: Barriers and Benefits to Learning.” Community Literacy Journal 1.2 (2007): 12-39.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Sound Matters: Notes Toward the Analysis and Design of Sound in Multimodal Web Works.” Computers and Composition 23 (2006): 335-354.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Richard Lanham’s The Electronic Word and AT/THROUGH Oscillations.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 5.1 (2005): 117-129.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “‘Always a Shadow of Hope’:  Heteronormative Binaries in an Online Discussion of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation.” Computers and Composition 21 (2004): 315-340. [This issue of Computers and Composition won the Ellen Nold Award for most significant scholarly article contribution to the field in 2004.]

  • Houle, Brian, Alex Kimball, and Heidi McKee. (2004). “‘boy? you decide girl? you decide’: Multimodal Web Composition and the Mythography of Identity. Computers and Composition Online, http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/theory.htm.  [Runner-up for 2005 Kairos Award for Best Refereed Academic Web Article]

  • McKee, Heidi. “Examining the Process of Institutional Review Board Compliance.” College Composition and Communication 54 (2003): 488-493.

  • McKee, Heidi. “‘YOUR VIEWS SHOWED TRUE IGNORANCE!!!’: (Mis)Communication in an Online Interracial Discussion Forum.” Computers and Composition 19 (2002): 411-434.  

Chapters

  • McKee, Heidi A., & Porter, James E. “Digital Media Ethics and Rhetoric.” The Routledge Companion to Digital Writing & Rhetoric, edited by Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. Routledge, under review.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Intercultural Communication and Teamwork: Revising Business Writing for Global Networks.” The Internationalization of U.S. Writing Programs, edited by Irwin Weiser and Shirley Rose, Utah State University Press, in press.

  • McKee, Heidi A. “Miami University major in professional writing.” Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. Edited by Bryna Siegel and Jamie White-Farnum. Utah State University Press, in press.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Porter, James E. “Corporate Response to Employee Social Media Missteps: A Rhetorical and Ethical Lens.” Ethics for a Digital Age, Volume 2.  Eds. Don Heider and Bastiaan Vanacker (eds.), Peter Lang. In press.

  • Cummings, Lance, Renea Frey, Ryan Ireland, Caitlin Martin, Heidi McKee, Jason Palmeri, and James E. Porter. "Kairotic Design: Building Flexible Networks for Online Composition,” Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies, edited by James P. Purdy and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Series, University of Michigan Press, 2016. http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/makingspace/ch7.html

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Afterword: Global Challenges and the Value of Heuristics.” Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Perspectives on Technical Communication in an International Age, edited by Kirk St. Amant and Martine Courant Rife, Baywood Pubilshing, 2014, pp. 211-216. [Collection won 2016 Award of Excellence in the STC International Summit Competition]

  • Adsanatham, Chanon, Phill Alexander, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi McKee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, and Michele Polak. “Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, and Classroom Change.” Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres in Student Compositions, edited by Carl Whithaus and Tracey Bowen. 282-312. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013, pp. 282-312.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Conducting Writing Research on the Internet.” Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Eds. Lee Nickoson-Massey and Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. 245-260.

  • Anderson, Paul V., and Heidi A. McKee. “Ethics, Student Writers, and the Use of Student Texts to Teach.” Teaching with Student Texts: Essays toward an Informed Practice.  Eds. Joseph Harris, John D. Miles, and Charles Paine. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2010. 60-77

  • McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Researching Rhetorica Online: Feminist Research Practices in Cyberspace.” Rhetorica in Motion. Eds. Eileen Schell and Kelly Rawson. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. 152-172.

  • McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. Introduction. Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2007. 1-24.

GRANTS AND AWARDS
  • Teaching Commendation from the Center for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment (CELTUA). Selected based on recommendations of graduating seniors. 2012, 2013, 2014. 2015, 2016

  • Excellence in Career Development Award. Awarded by Miami University to recognize exemplary commitment to the development of professional opportunities for Miami students and graduates. September 2014.

  • Best Article Recognition. “Policy Matters Now and in the Future: Net Neutrality, Corporate Data Mining, and Government Surveillance” selected to be reprinted in Best of Independent Composition and Rhetoric Journals 2012 Parlor Press, 2013.

  • Outstanding Professor Award. Selected by undergraduate students for this campus award given by the Associated Student Government and Campus Activities to professors who have shown excellence in teaching by “valuing undergraduate research, using innovative teaching methods and engaging the community through active involvement with student organizations.” Spring 2011.

  • U.S. Professor of the Year Nominee. Nominated by the Provost as the one faculty member to represent Miami in this national competition. 2010. 

  • Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for best book in the field in 2007. June 2008.  

  • Assigned Research Appointment. College of Arts and Science. Miami University. Fall 2008; Spring 2016

WORK IN PROGRESS

Heidi McKee's research continues to focus on a variety of areas, including professional communication and digital networks, examining in particular the rhetorics of artificial intelligence.