Category: New Media New English: The RAW Interview

This epilogue is an interview between “Carter Raney” and four English 101 instructors. Raney finds that English classes have changed drastically since the time he was enrolled in college, due mostly to the integration of different technologies in the classroom and innovative teaching pedagogies which allow students and teachers to interact with the technology to create multimodal documents.

“Mac G5s sit on every desk. Headphones are required materials. Classes are small.
Budgets are high. Laws are broken. Everyone’s a rock star. And no one is writing. Are
these teachers cool enough to pass their own classes? RAW’s Carter Raney goes to college and enrolls in English 101.”

De Witt

Scott Lloyd De Witt is an associate professor of English and the director of the Digital Media project at Ohio State University (OSU). He has been on faculty at OSU since 1992. He spent the first ten years of his career at the Marion campus, but now works at the Columbus campus. In 2002, he began directing the Digital Media project in the Department of English. In 2007, he became director of OSU’s first year writing program. His collaborations with the digital union include the Battelle Endowment for Technology and the Human Affairs (BETHA) Institute for New Media and Writing Studies, Research on Research (2004), the Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute, and Commonplace.

Image created in lieu of author photograph.

Aaron McKain works in the interdisciplinary intersection of rhetorical theory, democratic theory, and rhetorical production at Ohio State University, which translates into studying the first amendment, speculating on how narrative theory can invigorate rhetorical analysis, and experimenting with techniques and technologies that can help bridge the gap between the “fake” and the “real” in the English classroom. His dissertation research considers the relationship between presidential politics, rhetorical ethics, and postmodern aesthetics in terms of law, spatiality, violence, and pedagogy.


Jason Palmeri is an assistant professor of English and as well as the coordinator of digital writing at Miami University of Ohio. He received his PhD from Ohio State University in English with a focus on rhetoric, composition, and literacy. His most current publication is “Re-Inventing Invention: A Performance in Three Acts.” He is also a member of the Digital Writing Collaborative and a member of the Computers, Research, and Pedagogy committee.


Cormac Slevin is a PhD candidate in the department of English at Ohio State University. His teaching and research interests include non-market entrepreneurship and the politics, economics, and sociology of the arts and humanities. In addition to his research, he works for the economic development of the Columbus nonprofit arts community as a grant writer and he is a development associate at the Wexner Center for the Arts.