Faculty & Staff
Matthew Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Literacy studies, technology and composition, composition theory and pedagogy, writing transfer, and collaborative learning and writing
PhD, Florida State University
MA, North Carolina State University
BA, University of Kansas
Professional Publications & Contributions
- "What Do We Want in This Paper?: Generating Criteria Collectively." Teaching With Student Texts. Ed. Joseph Harris, John Miles, Charles Paine. Logan: Utah State UP, 2011. Print. (with Chris Anson and Domenica Vilhotti).
- "Expanding the Available Means of Composing: Three Sites of Inquiry." Enculturation 14 (2012). Web. (with Kevin Brock and Stephen J. McElroy).
- “Notes toward the Role of Materiality in Composing, Reviewing, and Assessing Multimodal Texts.” Computers & Composition, 31.1 (2014). 13-28. (with Kathleen Yancey).
- “A Matter of Design: Context and Available Resources in the Development of a New English Major at Florida State University.” Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. Eds. Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, Lori Ostergaard. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. Print. (with Kristie Fleckenstein and Kathleen Yancey).
- "Program Sustainability: Curricular Resilience in Florida State's Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration." South Atlantic Review, 78.1/2 (2015). 10-33. (with Kristie Fleckenstein, Kathleen Yancey, and Katherine Bridgman).
- "Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View." Microhistories of Composition. Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Utah State University Press, 2016. (with Jacob Craig, Christine Martorana, Josh Mehler, Kendra Mitchell, Anthony N. Ricks, Bret Zawilski, and Kathleen Blake Yancey).
- "Ways of Knowing and Doing in Digital Rhetoric." Enculturation 23 (2016). Web. (with Stephen J. McElroy and Rory Lee).
- "Device. Display. Read: The Design of Reading and Writing and the Difference Display Makes." Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom. Eds. Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau. NCTE, 2017. (with Jacob Craig, Michael Spooner, and Kathleen Yancey).
Director, Professional & New Media Writing Program
Director, Center for Society & Media
Courses taught at UMass Boston:
Engl 101 – Freshman English I
Engl 203 – Writing: Craft, Context, Design
Engl 306 – Advanced Nonfiction Writing
Engl 312 – Digital Culture and Composition
Engl 379 – Professional and New Media Writing
Engl 448 – Perspectives on Literacy
Engl 464 – Advanced Studies in Language: Rhetoric, New Media, and the US Presidential Election
Engl 475 & 477 – English Internships I & II
Engl 613 – Teaching English with Technology
Engl 667 – Seminar for Tutors
Engl 673 – Digital Writing
Engl 695 – Independent Study: WAC & Online Writing Center Work
Engl 696 – Independent Study: War in 20th C Fiction & Poetry