Michael MacDonald, Ph.D.
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
- COMP 099: Writing Techniques
- COMP 300: Writing Studio
- GLOC 301: Introduction to Global Cultures
- COMP 462: Transnational Rhetorics
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).