Daisy Pignetti

Associate Professor and Program Director, B.S. Professional Communication & Emerging Media
English and Philosophy

Office: 219 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-5139
Email: pignettid@uwstout.edu


Ph.D. English/Rhetoric and Composition. University of South Florida. 2010

  • Dissertation: Writing to (Re)New Orleans: The Post-Hurricane Katrina Blogosphere and Its Ability to Heal and Inspire Recovery
M.A. English/Composition Studies and Linguistics. Northeastern University. 1999

B.A. English/Writing. Loyola University of New Orleans. 1996

Research Interests

  • Computers and Composition
  • Social Media Policy
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology, Identity & Community
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Popular Culture, Television & Fandoms

Courses Taught


  • 101-Composition I
    • Google Generation Learning Community, 2010 & 2011
  • 102-Composition II
  • 121-Introduction to Professional Communication
  • 320-Business Writing
  • 335-Critical Approaches to Digital Humanities
  • 371-Advanced Rhetoric/Strategies for Argumentation
  • 471-Professional Communication Capstone
  • 480-Seminar in the Digital Humanities
  • 495-Digital Humanities Capstone


  • 720-Rhetorical Theory
  • 745-Communication Strategies for Emerging Media


  • Jennifer Gregory, What Can the Digital Divide Tell Us About the Effectiveness of Mobile Device Manuals? Summer 2015.
  • Lori Rott, Successful Thought Leadership in the Healthcare Industry. Spring 2015.
  • Bob Ryan, Communication Practices in Technical Communication, Fall 2014.
  • JoDee Mittlestadt, An Assessment of the Emerging Media Campaign Utilized to Engage the UW-Stout Career and Technical Education Graduate Student, Spring 2014.
  • Lisa Topper, Process Documentation Formats: Microsoft Word Versus HTML. Fall 2013.
  • Heidi Decker-Maurer, I Can Has Rhetoric: How Image Macros Address Social Issues in an Age of Participatory Culture. Fall 2012.
  • Carmen Butt, Patient Care and Digital Spaces: The Role of Social Media within Participatory Medicine. Fall 2012.
  • Elizabeth Barone, Texting, Social Media and Literacy: Writing in the Collegiate Classroom. Fall 2011.

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