Kathie Gossett

JFSB 1163C


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Teaching Experience

My teaching is significantly informed by the rhetorical concepts of kairos (timeliness) and poiesis (making/creating). That is, I strive to keep my courses and assignments current by encouraging students to work in the moment, taking advantage of the most opportune tools, technologies, and research. As a teacher I feel it is important to learn and grow continuously. I strive to do that by exploring new pedagogical methods as well as responding to student and collegial feedback.


As a researcher my interests include User Experience, Digital Humanities, & Medieval Studies. My current personal project looks at the way the design of medieval/gothic cathedrals could influence the UX practice of way finding. My work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


I also collaborate with faculty across the College of Humanities to assist them in building digital tools to support their research and collaborate on multimedia projects. I am currently the UX lead on the redesign of the WordCruncher application, a system that assists in searching, studying, and analyzing text.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Advising New Types of Dissertations: A Primer for Faculty and Administrators. In The New Dissertation, eds.

#digidiss: A Project Exploring Digital Dissertation Policies, Practices, & Archiving with Liza Potts. In Shaping the Digital Dissertation, eds. Virginia Kuhn & Anke Finger

Writing with Video: What Happens When Composition Comes Off the Page? with Maria Lovett, James Purdy, and Carrie Lamanna. In RAW: Reading and Writing New Media, eds. Cheryl Ball and James Kalambach


Creating a UX Curriculum: Multidisciplinary Courses in Technical Writing Programs. ACM SIGDOC

Designing an Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations. ACM SIGDOC

Teaching UX: Designing Programs to Train the next Generation of UX Experts with Liza Potts, Michael Salvo, and Guiseppe Getto. ACM SIGDOC

Digital Projects

Video Editor for Participatory Memory: Fandom Experiences Across Time & Space

UI Designer & Developer for Whitewash by Manuela Mourão

UX/Project Manager for Kairos Redesign with Karl Stolley & Doug Eyman — Received the Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award

White Paper

Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations. Final Report to the NEH Office of Digital Humanities


Citizenship assignments

Chair, International Conference on the Design of Communication, ACM, (2014, 2015, 2016)

Board Member, ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (2011-2016)

Secretary/Treasurer, ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (2012-2014)

Professional Website


Online Calendar