Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Associate Professor, English

614 292-4640

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Digital Media Studies


  • DA, Illinois State University (1992)
  • MA, Illinois State University (1998)
  • BA, MacMurray College (1986)

Scott Lloyd DeWitt, Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, came to The Ohio State University in 1992.

For ten years, he taught writing, developed academic programs, and conducted research in computers and composition studies on the Marion Campus. An OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award recipient for his pioneering teaching approaches with technology, DeWitt moved to the Columbus campus of OSU in 2002 to become the director of The Digital Media Project, the English Department's digital media production and teaching studio. Professor DeWitt is the author of Writing Inventions: Identites, Technologies, Pedagogies (SUNY 2002), offers instructional stories, histories, and classroom applications and connects the theoretical aspirations of the field with the craft of innovative computer-enhanced composition instruction.  Writing Inventions was awarded the “Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award” in 2003.

In 2004, DeWitt directed the Battelle Endowment Institute for New Media and Writing Studies on the OSU campus. He directed the First-Year Writing Program from 2007-2011 and is the author (with Michael Harker and Aaron McKain) of Commonplace. He is currently working on two projects:  a scholarly collection of curated exhibits (with H. Louis Ulman and Cynthia Selfe), Stories That Speak To Us, and a book examining a corpus of 5000+ pieces of student writing, The Optimistic Turn:  Authentic Contexts for Peer Review in the Composition Instruction.

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