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Denise K. Comer

Denise K. Comer, Associate Professor of the Practice

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-4357
E-mail Address:  send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • Writing 89s.02, First-year seminar sp top Synopsis West duke 107f, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM; White 107, W 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • Writing 101.03, Academic writing Synopsis West duke 108a, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Writing 101.68, Academic writing Synopsis Bell dorm east 110, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia, 1999
  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1995
  • B.A., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 1993

Research Interests:
Writing Studies
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.
Postdocs Mentored

  • Thompson Writing Fellows (2008-present)

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  • Baker, RS; Wang, Y; Paquette, L; Aleven, V; Popescu, O; Sewall, J; Rosé, C; Tomar, GS; Ferschke, O; Zhang, J; Cennamo, MJ; Ogden, S; Condit, T; Diaz, J; Crossley, S; McNamara, DS; Comer, DK; Lynch, CF; Brown, R; Barnes, T; Bergner, Y. "Educational data mining: A MOOC experience." Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research JOHN WILEY & SONS INC October, 2016: 55-66. [doi]  [abs]
  • Comer, DK; Wang, E. "Negativity in MOOCs: Impacts on Learning and Teaching and How Instructional Teams May Be Able to Address It." Insight: a Journal of Scholarly Teaching  (March, 2015).
  • Comer, DK. Writing for Success in College and Beyond: A Webtext.  Fountainhead Press, March, 2015 .
  •  Writing in Transit with Readings.  edited by Comer, DK Fountainhead Press, March, 2015 .
  • Comer, DK. Writing in Transit. A WID Reader.  Fountainhead Press, 2015 .

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