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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina



Denise P. Paster


Composition, Writing Program Administration, Teaching with Technology

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Denise Paster, an assistant professor of English in Composition and Rhetoric, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a B.A. from Bridgewater State College.

Her current project, “Practices of Value: A Materialist View of Going Public with Student Writing,” is grounded in the possibilities presented by digital distribution and composition’s focus on the public turn and questions what a move to publish means for student writers. As a scholar, her interests include reflective pedagogies, teaching with technologies and qualitative research methods.

Paster has taught courses in composition and rhetoric, developmental writing, and a graduate seminar in teaching with technology at UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, and The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, where she served as the Coordinator of Writing.

Her publications, which she worked on collaboratively, include Reading Multiple Literacies: An Exploration of Language, Identity, and Power, “Beyond Grammar: Building Language Awareness in the Writing Classroom,” and the Instructor’s Manual to accompany Exploring Literacy.

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Phone: 843-349-2612