Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Stephanie Vie

Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.

Stephanie Vie is interim 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


Book Sections/Chapters

  • 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

  • "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


Winner of the 2014 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and 2016 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from University of Central Florida


No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61182 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face2Face A - Not Online
No Description Available
61183 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face2Face B - Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19814 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
18639 ENG6813 Teaching Online in Texts & Technology Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82908 ENG3836 Prof Lives and Literacy Pract Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2015.

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