Stacey L Pigg

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Associate Professor


Dr. Stacey Pigg is an Associate Professor of English in Technical and Scientific Communication and Director of the Professional Writing Program. She researches the digital and networked writing practices that shape work, learning, and engagement across a range of academic and professional contexts. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory, professional communication, and digital rhetoric and writing. She serves on the editorial board of leading journals such as Written Communication and Communication Design Quarterly, and is the Grants Co-Coordinator for the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). In her role as the Director of the Professional Writing Program, Dr. Pigg mentors MSTC TAs for teaching technical, business, and science writing courses and works to support students across the university in learning effective professional writing practices. Her scholarship has been published in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Composition StudiesComputers and Writing, IEEE Transactions on Professional CommunicationRhetoric Society Quarterly, Technical Communication, and Written Communication, and she received the 2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in Technical Communication Quarterly Dr. Pigg's in-process book project, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, offers a framework for understanding the transient literacies that guide students' everyday writing practices. Dr. Pigg holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University.


Pigg, Stacey. “Researching Social Media Literacies as Emergent Practice: Changes in Twitter Use After Year Two of a Longitudinal Case Study.” Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives. Eds. Pamela Takayoshi and Patrick Thomas. New York: Routledge, 2016. 17-31. 

Pigg, Stacey and Brett A. Morrison. “Student Practices and Perceptions in Flipped Courses.” Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom: Case Studies From Across the Disciplines. Eds. Julee B. Waldrop & Melody Bowdon. New York: Routledge, 2015. 131-145.

Pigg, Stacey. “Distracted By Digital Literacy: Unruly Bodies and the Schooling of Literacy.” Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy Crises. Ed. Lynn Lewis. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press / Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2015. Web.

Bowdon, Melody, Stacey Pigg, and Lissa Pompos. “Feminine/Feminist Ethics and Service-Learning Site Selection: The Role of Empathy.”Feminist Teacher 24.1-2 (2014): 57-82.

Pigg, Stacey. “Emplacing Mobile Composing Habits: A Study of Academic Writing in Networked Social Spaces.” College Composition and Communication 66.2 (2014): 250-275.

Pigg, Stacey. “Coordinating Constant Invention: Social Media’s Role in Distributed Work.” Technical Communication Quarterly 23.2 (2014): 69-87. Received 2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in TCQ.

Pigg, Stacey, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Jessie L. Moore, Paula Rosinski, and Paul G. Curran. “Ubiquitous Writing, Technologies, and the Social Practice of Literacies of Coordination.” Written Communication 31.1 (2014): 91-117.

Grabill, Jeffrey T., and Stacey Pigg. “Messy Rhetoric: Identity Performance as Rhetorical Agency in Online Public Forums.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42.2 (2012): 99-119.

Pigg, Stacey, Kendall Leon, and Rife, Martine Courant. “Researching to Professionalize, not Professionalizing to Research: Understanding the WIDE Effect.” Rewriting Success in Rhetoric and Composition Careers. Ed. Carrie Leverenz, Amy Goodburn, and Donna LaCourt. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2012. 191-208.

Ridolfo, Jim, Martine Courant Rife, Kendall Leon, Amy Diehl, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Douglas Walls, and Stacey Pigg. “Stories of Collaboration and Graduate Student Professionalization in a Digital Humanities Research Center.” Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies. Ed. Laura McGrath. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2012. Web.

Dadurka, David, and Stacey Pigg. “Mapping Complex Terrains: Bridging Social Media and Community Literacies.” Community Literacy Journal  6.1 (2011): 7-22. Print.