Dawn M. Armfield is an Assistant Professor of English at Frostburg State University, where she teaches courses in the professional writing concentration. Her research includes digital rhetoric and new media, rhetorical representations of identity, technical communication, visual rhetoric, and cultural studies.
She earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the Writing Studies Department at the University of Minnesota in 2013. Her dissertation, “From Traditional to Digital: Understanding Remediation of the Postcard through the Case of PostSecret.com,” was a case study using rhetorical analysis of both alphabetic and graphical elements within the PostSecret postcards.
She earned an M.A. in English with a focus in Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing from Northern Arizona University, where she also served as an instructional technologist for the e-Learning Center. Her Master’s thesis was entitled “Self-Representation: Women in Online Communities.”
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