Daisy Pignetti

Associate Professor of English (tenured), University of Wisconsin – Stout
English and Philosophy Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 373G Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-5139
Email: pignettid@uwstout.edu

Professional Interests: Computers & Composition; Digital Humanities; Popular Culture & Television; Qualitative Inquiry; Rhetorical Theory; Social Media Policy; Technology, Identity & Community

Education

    • Ph D English/Rhetoric and Composition
      University of South Florida
      Tampa, FL, United States, 2010
    • MA English/Composition Studies and Linguistics
      Northeastern University
      Boston, MA, United States, 1999
    • BA English/Writing
      Loyola University of New Orleans
      New Orleans, LA, United States, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin – Stout, Department of English and Philosophy
        Associate Professor of English (tenured)
        2008 -
      • University of South Florida, Department of English
        Teaching Assistant
        2003 - 2008
      • Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Writing Center
        Academic Assistant
        2003
      • Xavier University of Louisiana, Department of English
        Instructor
        2000 - 2003
      • Northeastern University, Department of English
        Teaching Assistant
        1998 - 1999
      • Loyola University, Fulbright Scholars' Program, Center for International Education
        Teaching Assistant
        1998
      • Northeastern University, Writing Center
        Writing Center Tutor
        1997 - 1998
      • Loyola University, Department of English
        English Writing Lab Tutor
        1993 - 1996

    Industry

      • Martha Stout Tutorial Services
        Private Tutor
        2002 - 2004
      • Martha Stout Tutorial Services
        Private Tutor
        1999 - 2001
      • Martha Stout Tutorial Services
        Private Tutor
        1995 - 1997

Intellectual Contributions

    Book Review

    • Pignetti, D. (2012). Race After the Internet. IN Nakamura, L., & Chow-White, P. A. (Eds.), Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society, 2.
    • Pignetti, D. (2010). Action Research and New Media by Greg Hearn, Jo Tacchi, Marcus Foth, and June Lennie. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 16(4), 493-494.
    • Pignetti, D., & Inman, J. A. (2005). Multiliteracies for a Digital Age by Stuart A. Selber. Composition Forum, 14(2).

    Journal Article

    • Pignetti, D. (2010). Think Before You Blog: What Teachers and Students Can Learn About Audience and Academic Responsibility. IN Oviedo, O., Walker, J. R., & Hawk, B. (Eds.), Digital Tools in Composition Studies: Critical Dimensions and Implications, 271-288, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
    • Pignetti, D., & Cochran, C. A. (2009). Twitter, Facebook, Families, and Students. Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives.
    • Pignetti, D. (2008). Writing the Wrong: Choosing to Research and Teach the Trauma of Hurricane Katrina. Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, 7(1), 180-186.
    • Pignetti, D. (2008). Computers and Writing: Lessons in Literacy from the New Orleans Blogosphere and the Composition Classroom. The Publius Project, sponsored by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
    • Pignetti, D. (2007). The ‘I’ of the Storm: How Hurricane Katrina Changed My Life and My Methodology. Computers and Composition.

    Written to launch Placeblogger.com

    • Pignetti, D. (2006). Big Easy Blogs: The Truth from Post-Katrina New Orleans (Written to launch Placeblogger.com). .

Presentations

    Paper

    • Pignetti, D. (January 21, 2015). Revising the ‘Credit for Life Experience Policy for Advanced Writing’ to Align with Prior Learning Assessment Initiatives. January Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (October, 2014). Blogging: Becoming Visible and Attracting Audiences. The Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Denver, CO, United States.
    • Pignetti, D., & Ogden, M. (August, 2013). Personal Statements and the GRE: Preparing Your Graduate School Applications. Workshop, McNair Scholars Program, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (June, 2013). eJournal of Public Affairs Annual Report and Special Issue Updates. American Democracy Project National Meeting, Denver, CO, United States.
    • Pignetti, D., Deacon, A., & Johnston, S. (April 12, 2013). Strategies for Effective Online Composition Instruction. FYC Professional Development Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (February 22, 2013). When Forced Blogging Flourishes. 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Instructional Technology Showcase: “E3 with Learning Technology: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Engagement.”, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (August 15, 2012). Creativity in the Classroom. New Instructor Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D., & Fitch, M. (February 24, 2012). Teaching with Twitter: Two Showcases. 1st Annual Northwest Regional Showcase: “Tools for Teaching.”, Eau Claire, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (September, 2011). From Theory to Practice? Early Career Scholars and Web 2.0. A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, Oxford, United Kingdom.
    • Pignetti, D. (May, 2011). Making Writing Socially Engaging: Asking Why New Media Draws Us In. Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (May 23, 2011). Requiring Blogs: Remaining Relevant. Motivated Teachers, Enhanced Student Learning. May Day: Celebration of Learning, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (November 19, 2010). Fostering e-Citizenship in the Composition Classroom. Freshman English Improvement Team Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (May 24, 2010). (Re)New Orleans: Lessons from the post-Katrina blogosphere. Technology and Pedagogy; Changing Together to Assist Learning. May Day: Celebration of Learning, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2010). Using ‘Emerging Social Software’ to Promote and Sustain a 4Cs SIG. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (October, 2009). Disaster 2.0: Lessons from the Post-Hurricane Katrina Blogosphere. Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (May 19, 2009). Teaching With Twitter. May Day: Celebration of Learning, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (May 1, 2009). How I Use Twitter in Composition Courses. Freshman Writing Committee Meeting, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (April 21, 2009). Incorporating LEAP (Liberal Education America’s Promise) goals in our classes, syllabuses, exams and daily work. LEAP Brown Bag Session, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2009). What are you doing? Teaching with Twitter!. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (January 13, 2009). Tech Gala: Using Twitter, Camtasia, Outlook, Blogging and Excel. Professional Development Day, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (April, 2008). Blogging New Orleans: Locals Creating Reality Online. Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (November, 2007). Online Renewal: Citizen Rhetors Inspiring Post-Katrina Recovery in Blogs and Wikis. Louisiana Association for College Composition, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2007). Online Communication Before, During, and Since Hurricane Katrina: Creating Relevant Truth and Offering a Sense of Comfort. Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (August, 2006). Advice from a Seasoned Blogger. First Year Composition Teacher Training Workshop, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (August, 2006). The Influence of Journalists and Bloggers on the News Surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Rising Tide Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (May, 2006). A Journey in Time: Representations of Time and Space in Online Responses to Real World Events. Computers and Writing Conference, Lubbock, TX, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (December, 2005). Weblogs in the Composition Classroom: Spaces for Students to Witness, Engage, and Reflect. Modern Language Association Conference, Washington D.C., United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2005). The Public (Blogo)Sphere: Civic Discourse and Grassroots Endeavors. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2005). Reflections Upon Our Experience Developing and Assessing Online Composition Courses at USF: New Tools, New Genres, and Distributed Assessment. Symposium on 21st Century Teaching Technologies: A Continuing Series of Explorations, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (February, 2005). Thinking Rhetorically: Blogs as Public Discourse. First Year Composition Workshop, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (October, 2004). A Yat Celebration: A Working Class Dialect on the Big Stage. South Central MLA, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (October 8, 2004). The Internet Headquarters of the 2004 Presidential Election: (Web)Sites of Grassroots or Astroturf?. English Graduate Student Colloquium, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (September, 2004). The Internet Headquarters of the 2004 Presidential Election: (Web)Sites of Grassroots or Astroturf?. Popular Culture Association of the South & American Culture Association in the South, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2004). Blogs as Professional and Pedagogical Tools. Conference of Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (March, 2004). Using Weblogs in the Composition Classroom. Symposium on 21st Century Teaching Technologies: A Continuing Series of Explorations, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (January, 2004). Defining the Blog: Its Rhetorical Positions and Uses. First Year Composition Workshop, Tampa, FL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (April, 2003). The Sociolinguistic Stratification of New Orleans Yats. Louisiana Folklore Society, Lafayette, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (February, 2003). Basic Writers: Scholarship Boys and Girls Overcoming their Miseducation through Narrative. Louisiana Association for College Composition, Thibodeaux, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (October 23, 2000). Ways of Knowing. Louisiana Association for College Composition, Alexandria, LA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (June, 1999). The Yat Dialect: What the Big Easy Does to the English Language (and then some). Barrs Lecture Series, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Pignetti, D. (June, 1999). Re-Seeing Northeastern University’s Introductory Writing Program. English Department Graduate Prize reception, Boston, MA, United States.

    Meeting with Director of Integrated Marketing

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    Workshop

    • Deacon, A., Johnston, S., Pignetti, D., Navarre, J., & Anheier, P. (2013). . First-Year Composition Program’s Series of Professional Development Workshops for Writing Instructors,

    Moderator, Fishbowl Session

    • Pignetti, D. (October, 2013). Requiring Social Media in the Classroom: Tales of Resistance and Appropriation. Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Denver, CO, United States.

    Guest Lecture

    • Pignetti, D. (October 10, 2013). Blogging for Recovery after Katrina. Thursdays @ the U Lecture Series, Rice Lake, WI, United States.

    Panelist

    • Pignetti, D. (April, 2012). Selfless Self-Preservation: An Analysis of the Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Blogosphere. Popular Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

    Guest Blogger

    • Pignetti, D. (2008). Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster. ,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Pignetti, D. Student Jobs Funding. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Just in Time Professional Development Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Professional Development Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Emerging Technology Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Curricular Incubation Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Emerging Technology Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Just in Time Professional Development Grant. (Funded).
    • Pignetti, D. Professional Development Grant. (Funded).

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Participant, Curious Stout Innovator’s Program, Nakatani Teaching & Learning Center (2012)
    • Scholar for the Dream, Conference on College Composition and Communication (2005)

    Scholarship

    • Alice Hearne Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate, University of South Florida (2008)

    Award

    • Alma Bryant Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, University of South Florida (2008)
    • Florida Center for Writers Award for Distinguished Scholarship, University of South Florida (2006)
    • John Lovas Memorial Academic Weblog Award, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy Judge (2006)
    • Graduate Essay Writing Prize, Northeastern University (1999)
    • Award of Excellence in English, Loyola University (1996)
    • Outstanding College of Music Student, Ballet Program, Loyola University (1996)
    • Outstanding English Writing Lab Tutor, Loyola University (1996)

    Fellowship

    • Summer Doctoral Programme, Berkman Center for Internet and Society (2007)
    • Martha’s Vineyard Summer Institute on Writing, Reading, and Teaching, Northeastern University (1999)

Service

    Department / School

    • Faculty Mentor (2014 - Present)
    • Program Director, Online Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication and Emerging Media (2014 - Present)
    • Faculty Mentor (2012 - Present)
    • Advisory Board Member, PCEM and MSTPC programs (2010 - Present)
    • Faculty Advisor, Professional Communication and Emerging Media (2010 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee [Digital Humanities/Digital Rhetorics search] (2014 - 2015)
    • Committee Member, Advanced Writing Committee (2014)
    • Committee Chair, Associate Professor Promotion Committee (2014)
    • Interim Program Director, Online and On-Campus Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication and Emerging Media (2014)
    • Co-Author, ENGL 418 Convergent Communication course proposal (2013)
    • Committee Chair, Advanced Writing Committee (2010 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee [Journalism Search] (2011 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee [ESL/Developmental Writing Search] (2010 - 2011)
    • Committee Member, First-Year English Improvement Team (2009 - 2011)
    • Co-Chair, Advanced Writing Committee (2009 - 2010)
    • Committee Member, Freshman Composition Committee (2008 - 2010)
    • Committee Member, Advanced Writing Committee (2008 - 2009)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Faculty and Academic Staff Professional Development Grants Review Committee (2014 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Sabbatical Leave Review Committee (2014 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, Her Campus (2013 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Racial, Ethnic Studies & Global Perspectives Curriculum Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Participant, Program Director Prior Learning Assessment Workshop (June 2014)
      • Honors Contract Mentor to Lindsey Redenbaugh, (2013)
      • Committee Member, Planning and Review Committee (2011 - 2013)
      • Consultant, General Education E & F Committee (2012)
      • Volunteer, Laptop Rollout (2011)
      • Committee Member, AASCU Initiative on eCitizenship (2009 - 2011)
      • Interviewer, Stout Scholarship Day (February 11, 2011)
      • Volunteer, Laptop Rollout (2009)

    Professional

    • Editorial Board Member, Writing Commons (2011 - Present)
    • Editorial Board Member, e-Journal of Public Affairs (2010 - Present)
    • Discussion Leader, Computers and Writing Graduate Research Network (2011)
    • Education Testing Service Reader, English Language Exam; College Board Advanced Placement Program (2006 - 2011)
    • Conference of Composition and Communication Moderator, Emerging Social Software Special Interest Group (2008 - 2010)
    • Editorial Review Board Member, Praxis Section (2005 - 2008)