Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Stephanie Vie

Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.

Stephanie Vie is department chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Her current work centers on the construction of digital identities in social media spaces as well as critical approaches to composing technologies such as plagiarism detection services. Her research has appeared in First Monday; Computers and Composition; Computers and Composition Online; Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and The Community Literacy Journal, among others. Her textbook E-Dentity (Fountainhead Press, 2011) examines the impact of social media on twenty-first century literacies and has been adopted nationally by over fifty different institutions.

She is the Managing Editor for Kairos and an editorial board member of the undergraduate research journal Young Scholars in Writing. You can connect with Stephanie on Twitter (@digirhet), LinkedIn, and Academia.edu.


  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from University of Arizona (2007)
  • M.A. in Composition from University of Missouri-St. Louis (2001)
  • B.A. in English from Maryville University (1998)

Research Interests

  • Composing in social media, particularly social networks
  • Critical technological literacy
  • Computer games and pedagogy
  • Multimodal composition
  • Plagiarism detection technologies and writing assessment
  • Professional and technical communication

Selected Publications

Edited Collections

  • “Games in Technical Communication.” Special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly 25.3 (2016, Fall). Print. co-edited with Jennifer deWinter.

  • Because Facebook: Digital Rhetoric/Social Media.” Special issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 19.3 (2015, May). Web. co-edited with Douglas Walls.
  • e-Dentity. Ed. Stephanie Vie. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2011.


Book Sections/Chapters

  • "Critical Literacies in Mobile Games: Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, and Games Analysis." Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers. Ed. Claire Lutkewitte. National Council of Teachers of English, 2016. 82-94. Print.
  • "Occupy Rhetoric: Responding to Charges of 'Slacktivism' with Digital Activism Successes." Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Age of New Media. Ed. Marco Adria and Yuping Mao. IGI-Global, 2016. 179-93. Print. Co-authored with Daniel Carter and Jessica Meyr.
  • “#Dangerousbydesign: Visualizzare Spazi Urbani Queer/Quare e Ostili con la Teoria dei Giochi” (“#Dangerousbydesign: Queerly/Quarely Visualizing Hostile Urban Spaces Through Game Theory”). Oltre il Gioco: Critica Della Ludicizzazione Urbana (Beyond the Game: Critique of Urban Spaces). Ed. Matteo Bittanti and Emanuela Zilio. Milan, Italy:  Edizioni Unicopli, 2016. 126-145. Print. Co-authored with David Moran and J. Michael Moshell.

  • Policies, Terms of Service, and Social Networking Games.Video Game Policy: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Ed. Jennifer deWinter and Steven Conway. Routledge, 2015. 54-67. Print.
  • “The Role of Micro-Blogging in Responding to Corporate Controversy.” Maximizing Commerce and Marketing Strategies through Micro-Blogging. Eds. Janée N. Burkhalter and Natalie T. Wood. IGI-Global, 2015. 67-91. Print. co-authored with Megan Lambert.
  • "Don’t Fear the Reaper: Beyond the Specter of Internet Plagiarism.” Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy Crises. Ed. Lynn C. Lewis. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2015. Web.
  • "‘You Are How You Play’: Privacy Policies and Data Mining in Social Networking Games.” Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection. Eds. Jennifer deWinter and Ryan Moeller. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 171-187. Print.
  • “The 300-Year Anniversary of the Statute of Anne.” The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2009. Ed. Clancy Ratliff. March 2010. Web.
  • “‘I Gave My Rights Away for a Song’: How Billy Bragg Persuaded MySpace to Change its Tune on Ownership.” The Business of Entertainment: Popular Music. Ed. Robert Sickels. Westport, CT:  Praeger Press, 2009. 107-120.
  • “Disrupting Intellectual Property: Collaboration and Resistance in Wikis.” Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom. Eds. Matt Barton and Robert Cummings. Ann Arbor, MI: Digitalculturebooks/University of Michigan Press, 2009.  109-122.
  • “Blogs: Where the World Wide Web and the Writer’s Journal Meet.” Teaching Writing with Technology. Ed. Maria Clayton and Terry Carter. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2008. 69-84.
  • “Bringing Social Networking Sites into the Writing Classroom Using MySpace and Facebook.” Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom. Ed. Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. Boston: Wadsworth, 2008. 19–28.
  • “What is, and isn’t, a Portfolio?” The Student’s Guide to First-Year Composition. Ed. Jim Bowman, Jennifer deWinter, and Meg Smith. Needham Heights, NJ: Pearson, 2005. 298-300.


Book Reviews

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • "Pokemon Go is R.A.D.: How Game Studies and Writing Center Research Can Learn From Each Other." Invited keynote at Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Reading, PA, April 1, 2017
  • “After a Decade of Social Media: The Landscape of Social Media in Writing Instruction Today.” Invited keynote at Computers and Writing Conference. Rochester, NY, May 20, 2016
  • “Literate Acts in Social Media: Personal, Professional, and Pedagogical Uses of Social Media Today.” Invited keynote at Humanities Unbound Conference. Norfolk, VA, April 21, 2016

  • “Social Media as Professional Communication: A Changing Landscape.”  Invited keynote at the University of North Florida’s English Honors Society Spring Showcase. Jacksonville, FL, March 4, 2016

  • "Yes, We're Going to Talk about Candy Crush: Surveillance, Social Games, and Screen Segmentation." Invited Talk. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) 2014. Colorado Springs, CO, September 27, 2014
  • "Paying Attention to Privacy Policies in Social Media." Invited Workshop. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, March 28, 2014
  • "Turn it Down, Don't Turnitin: An Argument against Plagiarism Detection Technologies." Invited Talk. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Worcester, MA, March 28, 2014
  • "Teaching Multimodally." Invited Workshop. University of Colorado–Boulder. Boulder, CO, October 15, 2007
  • "Multimodal Composition in the Classroom." Invited Talk. University of Colorado–Boulder. Boulder, CO, October 16, 2007

Miscellaneous Publications


2017 College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

2016 College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

2016 Department of Writing and Rhetoric Award for Excellence in New Media Innovation

2014 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching


No courses found for Spring 2019.

No courses found for Fall 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
62264 ENC3250 Professional Writing Web A Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10290 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
20498 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
20499 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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