MICHAEL NEAL,Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Louisville (2001), M.A. Ball State University (1994), B.A. Taylor University (1993). Neal's research interests explore the intersections of composition, writing assessment, and digital technologies. His current research includes overseeing curatorial work in a digital archive (http://fsucardarchive.org), exploring ethical considerations of digital composition, studying identity development undergraduate research mentoring programs, and developing assessment frameworks for multimodal composition. Neal teaches undergraduate courses in the Editing, Writing, and Media track of the English major and graduate courses in composition theory, research methods, visual rhetoric, and digital convergence culture.
- "The Perils of Standing Alone: Reflective Writing in Relationship to Other Texts in Portfolio Assessment." A Rhetoric of Reflection. Ed. Kathleen Blake Yancey. Utah State University Press, 2016.
- "Many Happy Returns: Student Archivists as Curators of Public Memory" with Katherine Bridgman and Stephen McElroy. Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Archives, and Memorials. Eds. Laurie Grobman and Jane Greer. Routledge Press, 2015.
- "Mentoring, Undergraduate Research and Identity Development: An Integrative Conceptual Review and Research Agenda." With R. Palmer, A. Hunt, and B. Wuetherick. Mentoring and Teaching: Partnership in Learning, 17 (2015).
- "Meaning Making at the Intersections: Developing a Digital Archive for Multimodal Research" with Katherine T. Bridgman and Stephen McElroy. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 17.3 (Summer 2013) http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/17.3/topoi/neal-et-al/index.html
- Writing Assessment and the Revolution in Digital Texts and Technologies. NY: Teachers College Press, 2010.
- Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award. 2013.
- The Ralph Stair Prize for Innovative Education, Florida State University Teaching Award. 2013.