Dr. Carleigh Davis


photograph of Dr. Carleigh Davis

Research Interests: technical and scientific communication pedagogy; rhetorics of technology; the spread of fake news, junk science, and modern conspiracies through social media

Dr. Davis has an M.A. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Practice from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University. She was a Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Fellow. Her research uses Memetic Rhetorical Theory to examine the intersections between rhetoric and social justice in digital spaces. She taught at Kent State during her M.A. program, then at East Carolina University during her doctoral program, before coming to Missouri S&T in 2018.

Selected Publications:

"Feminist Rhetorical Practices in Digital Spaces," Computers and Composition (Forthcoming, June 2019)

"A Rhetorical Approach to Scientific Communication Pedagogy in Face-to-Face and Digital Contexts," Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, Pedagogies, edited by Han Yu and Kathryn Northcut (New York, NY: Routledge, 2017), 239-257 (co-author with E. A. Frost)

Writing in Professional Contexts (4th ed.). Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2017 (co-author with G. Kruschek, M. Cox, E. Frost, and M. Eble)