Meet our Faculty: Dr. Stephanie Hedge

Stephanie HedgeDr. Stephanie Hedge

Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. English, Rhetoric and Composition, Ball State University

Phone: (217 ) 206-8141
Office: UHB 3071

Teaching Concentration: Rhetoric and composition; digital literacies; freshman composition; writing pedagogies and practices

Courses Taught: Rhetoric and Composition in Digital Media; Computing in English Studies; Teaching Writing; Rhetoric and College Writing; College Writing and Civic Engagement



  • Ball State University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Selected Publications:

  • “Questing Through Class: Gamification in the Professional Writing Classroom.” with Jennifer Grouling and Eva Grouling Snider. Technical Communications and Video Games. Ed. Jennifer DeWinter and Ryan Moeller. Burlington: Ashgate. 2014.


Dr. Hedge earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Ball State University, where she studied digital literacies, digital pedagogies, classical rhetoric, and writing program administration. Dr. Hedge’s research focuses on the lived practices of writing in and through digital spaces. She explores the ways in which student writing is mediated via emergent technologies and the impact this has on students-as-cyborg and current educational models. Dr. Hedge has presented and published research on teaching with technology, gamification in the classroom, technologically mediated memories, and best practices for technology and administration.

“I love ┬áteaching because I love that, through spreading my passion for language, rhetoric, and literacies, I can help students understand that they have agency – in their language, thought, and choices – and I relish the opportunity to empower students through helping them gain access to languages of power and social change. Fundamentally, teaching for me represents a chance to instill in the next generation of citizens a wide array of tools for critical consciousness and self-reflexive engagement, and frankly, I love the idea of unleashing a veritable army of engaged, thoughtful language users upon the world.”