Michael MacDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Michael MacDonald
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
3066 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128
Tue and Wed, 12-1 pm

Teaching Areas:

Composition and Rhetoric, Global Cultures, Writing

Research Areas:

Globalization, Literacy, Rhetoric

Biography and Education

I've been at UM-Dearborn since 2013, teaching classes in rhetoric, writing, technical writing, and global studies. I recently helped launch a new major in Professional Writing & Rhetoric, and I am currently a faculty representative on the Zine: Students as Partners editorial board. Outside of UM-Dearborn, I served as an editorial board member of Prompt, a journal about writing assignments.

Research interests: Literacy, rhetoric, forced displacement, and globalization


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Certificate in Forced Migration, University of Oxford, 2017

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

MacDonald, Michael T. “Governing Sponsorship in a Literacy Support Program for Resettled Refugee Students.” Reflections 18. 1 (2018): 39-70.

Inayatulla, Shereen, and Michael T. MacDonald. "Sans Papiers: Humanizing Documentation." Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation, edited by Tara Lockhart et al., Parlor Press (2021): 225-241.

MacDonald, Michael T. "Cultivating a Global Perspective through Refugee Narratives." Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 2.2 (2018).