Daisy Pignetti’s passion for evaluating college-level writing blossomed when she worked as a writing center tutor during her undergraduate years at Loyola University-New Orleans and then as a teaching assistant during her M.A. and Ph.D. programs. While she was hired at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as a Rhetoric and Composition generalist, her research interests in social media and online pedagogy led to more involved roles in the undergraduate Professional Communication and Emerging Media program and the Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication program. She currently teaches courses in critical writing, digital humanities, emerging media, and rhetorical theory.
A proud New Orleans native, she has presented her research on the use of blogs in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster to the Association of Internet Researchers, Computers and Writing community, and Oxford Internet Institute. She has been published in Computers and Composition Online and Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy and her book chapter on blogs is part of Hampton Press’s New Dimensions in Computers and Composition series.