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Heidi A. McKee
- Associate Professor
- Affiliate Faculty, Armstrong Interactive Media Studies
- Director, First-Year Portfolio Program
- Director, Professional Writing
- Ph.D., English (concentration, Composition and Rhetoric) University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2005
- M.A., English, University of Wyoming, May 2000
- B.A., English, Yale University, May 1992
Teaching and Research Interests
Heidi McKee’s teaching and research interests include computer and technological literacies, multimodal/digital rhetorics, composition pedagogies (including teaching and learning online), qualitative research methodologies, and ethical research practices. She is an active faculty member in the English Department’s Digital Writing Collaborative. She also serves as co-chair of the national group, the Qualitative Research Network.
- McKee, Heidi A., and Porter, James E. The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-based Approach. New York: Peter Lang, in press. (October 2009)
- DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, Heidi McKee, and Richard Selfe, eds. Technological Ecologies and Sustainability. Online: Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2009.
- McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, eds. Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical issues. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2007. [Winner of the 2008 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for the best book in the field.]
- McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, guest eds. Computers and Composition: Special 20th-Anniversary Issues 20.4 and 21.1.
- McKee, Heidi A. “Policy Matters Now and in the Future: Net Neutrality, Corporate Data Mining, and Government Surveillance.” Computers and Composition. In press.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Legal and Regulatory Issues for Technical Communicators Conducting Global Internet Research.” Technical Communication 57 (2010): 282-299.
- Sumit, Sircar, Ron Fetzer, Jim Patterson, and Heidi McKee. “An Assessment of Electronic Portfolios Across the Curriculum.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 20.1 (2009): 121-148.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Playing a Good Game: Ethical Issues for MMOG and Virtual World Researchers.” International Journal of Internet Research Ethics 2.1 (2009): http://ijire.net/issue_2.1/mckee.pdf.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Digital Writing Research: A Rhetorical Approach.” College Composition and Communication 59 (2008): 711-749.
- McKee, Heidi A. “Ethical and Legal Issues for Writing Researchers in an Age of Media Convergence.” Computers and Composition 25 (2008): 104-122.
- McKee, Heidi A., and Kris Blair. “Older Adults and Community-based Technological Literacy Programs: Barriers and Benefits to Learning.” Community Literacy Journal 1.2 (2007): 12-39.
- McKee, Heidi A. “Sound Matters: Notes Toward the Analysis and Design of Sound in Multimodal Web Works. Computers and Composition 23 (2006): 335-354.
- McKee, Heidi A. “Richard Lanham’s The Electronic Word and AT/THROUGH Oscillations.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 5.1 (2005): 117-129.
- McKee, Heidi A. “‘Always a Shadow of Hope’: Heteronormative Binaries in an Online Discussion of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation.” Computers and Composition 21 (2004): 315-340. [This issue of Computers and Composition won the Ellen Nold Award for most significant contribution to the field in 2004.]
- Houle, Brian, Alex Kimball, and Heidi McKee. (2004). “‘boy? you decide girl? you decide’: Multimodal Web Composition and the Mythography of Identity. Computers and Composition Online, http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/theory.htm. [Runner-up for 2005 Kairos Award for Best Refereed Academic Web Article]
- McKee, Heidi. “Examining the Process of Institutional Review Board Compliance.” College Composition and Communication 54 (2003): 488-493.
- McKee, Heidi. “‘YOUR VIEWS SHOWED TRUE IGNORANCE!!!’: (Mis)Communication in an Online Interracial Discussion Forum.” Computers and Composition 19 (2002): 411-434.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Conducting Writing Research on the Internet.” Pragmatics and Possibilities: Reflection on Contemporary Writing Research. Eds. Lee Nickoson-Massey and Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau. In press.
- Anderson, Paul V., and Heidi A. McKee. “Ethics and the Use of Student Texts to Teach.” Teaching with Student Texts. Eds. Joseph Harris, Charles Paine, and John Miles. In press.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Researching Rhetorica Online: Feminist Research Practices in Cyberspace.” Rhetorica in Motion. Eds. Eileen Schell and Kelly Rawson. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
- Alexander, Phill, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi McKee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, and Michele Polak. “Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, and Classroom Change.” Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres in Student Compositions. Eds. Carl Whithaus and Tracey Bowen. Chapter accepted/collection under review.
- McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. Introduction. Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2007. 1-24.
- Edwards, Michael E., and Heidi A. McKee. “The Teaching and Learning of Web Genres in First-Year Composition.” Genre Across the Curriculum. Eds. Anne Herrington and Charles Moran. Logan: Utah State Press, 2005. 196-218.
Grants and Awards
- Outstanding Professor Award. Selected by undergraduate students for this campus award given by the Associated Student Government and Campus Activities to professors who have shown excellence in teaching by “valuing undergraduate research, using innovative teaching methods and engaging the community through active involvement with student organizations.”
- U.S. Professor of the Year Nominee. Nominated by the Provost as the one faculty member to represent Miami in this national competition. 2010.
- Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award, for best book in the field in 2007. June 2008.
- Academic Excellence Grant. College of Arts and Science. Miami University. June 2006.
- Finalist for the 2006 CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. March 2006.
- Kairos Best Web Text Award Runner-Up, awarded at Computers and Writing. June 2005.
Work in Progress
Heidi McKee is currently researching with James Porter ethics in writing studies research, interviewing researchers about the ethical issues they encounter and their approaches for resolving those issues. She is also working with Dànielle DeVoss on an edited collection, Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation.