Phill Alexander

Phill Alexander

Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition/Professional Writing
Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellow
AIMS Instructor

369 Bachelor Hall 
Oxford Campus
alexanp3@MiamiOH.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, Rhetoric and Writing (focus on Digital Rhetoric and Cultural Rhetorics in Professional Writing), Michigan State University, 2012

MA, Composition and Rhetoric, Miami University, 2007

BA, English Studeis (focus on Creative Writing), Indiana University, 2005

AA, Political Science, Indiana University, 2005

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Video game theory, particularly issues of identity and race in games
  • Video game design
  • Using games for social justice/social change
  • Video games industry writing
  • Creating and marketing tabletop and card games
  • Rhetorics of identity formation 
  • Social media
  • Visual rhetoric and design
  • Desktop publishing
  • Digital media creation
  • Issues of race, particularly related to indigenous populations
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Identity, Collaboration and Digital Work in the World of Warcraft. Parlor Press, Forthcoming.
  • "The composing practices and rhetorical acumen of MMORPG players: What City of Heroes means for writing instruction." Play/Write: Digital rhetoric, writing, games. Ed. Douglas Eyman. Parlor Press, Forthcoming.
  • "He’s the kind of girl who wants matching daggers." World of Warcraft and Philosophy. Eds. Luke Cuddy and John Nordinger. New York: Open Court, 2009. 153-163.