Principal Faculty

Cheryl Ball's headshot photoCheryl E. Ball is Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative at Wayne State University Library. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship. Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, as well as on her personal repository, She is the Project Director for Vega, an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. In this proposed set of workshops, Ball is responsible for creating the curriculum, leading the workshops and seminars, and ensuring participant satisfaction. Her Twitter handle is @s2ceball.

headshot photo of Douglas EymanDouglas Eyman is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at George Mason University. His most recent book, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015, and, with Ball, has recently co-authored more than a half-dozen articles on digital media publishing and technical infrastructures. Eyman has held a number of editorial roles on Kairos since 1996; he is currently the Senior Editor and Publisher. Eyman will serve as a project mentor and facilitator for both sets of workshops and provide presentations on issues related to the technical, scholarly, and social infrastructures that support digital scholarship and online publication. His Twitter handle is @eymand.


headshot photo of Kristin ArolaKristin Arola is Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture at Michigan State University. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersections between American Indian rhetoric, multimodal composition, and digital rhetoric. She is deeply committed to making visible and working to disrupt colonial practices within theoretical frameworks and pedagogical practice. As such, she works to interrogate and encourage pedagogies that allow us ways of understanding digital composing practices within larger social and cultural contexts. Her Twitter handle is @kristinarola.

headshot photo of Jeff KuureJeff Kuure is an Clinical Assistant Professor in the Digital Technology and Culture Program in the Department of English at Washington State University. He earned his MFA in Digital Media and Sculpture from Washington State University in 2014 and his BS in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University in 2000. He teaches undergraduate courses focusing on graphic design, web development, and user interface design.


headshot photo of David RiederDavid M. Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio, and Associate Director of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program at NC State University. Recent scholarly and creative works include the co-edited collection, Small Tech, a forthcoming book titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing, essays and award-winning scholarship in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation, and numerous digital interactive works. He serves on the editorial board of Kairos. In this institute, Rieder is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors to help them build their projects. His Twitter handle is @dmrieder.

headshot photo of Karl StolleyKarl Stolley is Associate Professor of Digital Writing & Rhetoric in the Department of Humanities at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Stolley teaches courses on web design and development, information architecture, and humanizing technology. He directs Gewgaws Lab, a digital design and development research group and physical lab space dedicated to investigating open-source technologies. Stolley is the author of the book How to Design and Write Web Pages Today (Greenwood Press, 2011; 2nd edition under contract). His publications have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Kairos. In this proposed institute, Stolley is responsible for contributing to the seminar sessions on rhetorical and technical design issues and working one-on-one with authors to help them build their projects. His Twitter handle is @karlstolley.


headshot photo of Demi Fuentes RamirezDemi Fuentes Ramirez is a second-year Professional Writing and Editing graduate student at WVU and the Associate Director of KairosCamp. She is a teaching assistant and a research assistant. If she is not working on a current project, you can find her reading a book, listening to music, or playing at the dog park with friends. Her Twitter handle is @demiYfuentes.


headshot photo of Kasey Osborne
Kasey Osborne
is a first-year graduate student in the Professional Writing and Editing program at WVU, where she is a teaching and research assistant. She enjoys drawing, hot beverages, piano, and regional wildlife.