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Janine Morris, Ph.D.

Janine Morris
Assistant Professor
(954) 262-3008


  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
  • M.A. University of Windsor
  • B.A. University of Windsor

Professional Interests

Janine Morris, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. She is the Graduate Student Coordinator for the Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center and the Department of Writing and Communication’s Alumni Relations Manager. She earned her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric (along with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) from the University of Cincinnati in 2016.

She has presented at national and regional conferences and her work has been published in Pedagogy, College English Association (CEA) Critic, Computers and Composition, Composition Studies, and Community Literacy Journal. She was an editorial assistant for Composition Studies (2014-2016), and is a reviewer for Composition Studies, Peitho, and Queen City Writers. She is currently the Florida state representative for the Southeastern Writing Center Association.

Dr. Morris is co-PI of a cross-institutional study of online first-year writing student backgrounds and expectations, supported by a 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative Grant. The research team also includes Catrina Mitchum, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Marcela Hebbard, M.A., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Kevin DePew, Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Digital writing & reading pedagogies (including digital reading, multimodal and digital composing, online writing instruction, and critical literacy studies)
  • Embodiment, affect, and materiality
  • Graduate student mentorship & writing support

Courses Taught

  • COMP 1000: Basic Writing
  • COMP 1500: College Writing
  • COMP 2000: Advanced College Writing
  • WRIT 2100: Introduction to Professional Writing
  • WRIT 4000: Writing for Technologies
  • WRIT 5110: Writing Science
  • WRIT 5340: Studies in Multimodality and Digital Media
  • WRIT 5650: Rhetorical Criticism

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