Lisa Dush photoI’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse at DePaul University in Chicago, where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in professional and digital writing. I also serve as the Director of DePaul’s MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse.

My research interests include new media storytelling and rhetorical practice in the digital age. Much of my teaching and research is built around efforts to partner students with Chicago-area nonprofit organizations, to together develop and deploy new media storytelling projects.

Prior to my arrival at DePaul, I taught writing and oral/visual presentation in the WAC program at MIT and ran a digital storytelling training business called Storybuilders.

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Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Way, way back in 2006, I presented on my dissertation research at the Inaugural Gathering of Digital Storytellers at MIT. Fast-forward to late September 2015, nearly ten years later, and I found myself at the grown-up version of that early gathering, with many of the same attendees: the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, jointly hosted … Continue reading Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

I spent last weekend – October 16th–19th – at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, Colorado, where I saw some excellent talks, climbed a mountain, and ate a lot of bean-and-grain-filled bowls (much harder to find a hot dog or a sausage in Boulder than in Chicago). The conference ran from Thursday – Saturday, and attracted mostly rhet/comp academics … Continue reading Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

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