Academic Research

In addition to my dissertation, I have published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and have spoken at over a dozen academic conferences. These research projects are closely tied to my interest in teaching and mentoring college students.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Webtexts

Coad, D. T. (2017). “That’s my face to the whole field!”: Graduate students’ professional identity-building through Twitter at a Writing Studies conferenceComputers and Composition45, 51-66.

Coad, David T. (August 2013). Developing critical literacy and critical thinking through FacebookKairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 17.1.

Coad, David T.; Curtis, Kelly; Cook, Jonathan; & Harris, Katherine D. (November 2013). BeardStair: A student-run digital humanities projectThe Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 4.

Keynote Speech

“Practical Waves of Change: Transforming the Composition Classroom with Engaging Activities.” Presented with Michal Reznizki. The Young Rhetoricians’ Conference. Online. June 2021.

Selected Conference Presentations

“Mindfully Reflecting with Students on Their Identities as Writers.” Teacher to Teacher at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Online. March 2022.

“Using Social Media to Teach Diversity: A Qualitative Case Study.” The University of California Writing Program Conference. Merced, California. November 2018.

“A Pedagogy of Sociality: Building a More Nuanced Understanding of Social Media in First-Year Composition.” Computers and Writing Conference. Findlay, Ohio. June 2017.

 “Opening the Door to Multimodal Composition: Teaching the Transference of Rhetorical Skills from Social Media to Multimodal Projects.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, Indiana. March 2014.