Steph Ceraso

Associate Professor, Digital Writing & Rhetoric, Writing and Rhetoric Program

304-A Bryan Hall

Office Hours: Fall 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10a-1p; please email me in advance if you plan to come to office hours so I can space out appointments as needed
Class Schedule: TuTh 11:00-12:15, 2:00-3:15

Composition Pedagogy and Theory, Digital Rhetoric, Sound Studies





  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. 2013.
  • M.A. University of Vermont. 2006.
  • B.A. Washington and Jefferson College. 2004.




  • “Writing (and Not Writing) with Sound: Podcast Production and Embodied Inquiry.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City. March 2018.
  • “My Listening Body: Teaching Empathy through Embodied Inquiry.” Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Dayton. October 2017.
  • “Art Lives: The Generative Nature of Fandom.” Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) Symposium. Rutgers University-Camden. April 2016.
  • “Sounding Composition: Teaching Multimodal Listening.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Austin. January 2016.
  • “Teaching Multisensory Listening Practices to Invigorate Digital Composition.” Inertia: A Conference on Sound, Media, and the Digital Humanities. Los Angeles. April 2015.
  • “Making Sense of Sound: Learning to Listen in the 21st Century.” John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. February 2015.  
  • "Listening Bodies, Digital Production, and the Pursuit of Invigorated Sonic Experiences." Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). University of Maryland, College Park. “Digital Dialogues” Series. October 2014.


  • Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article in College English for my 2014 article, “(Re)Educating the Senses.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 2015.
  • Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. University of Pittsburgh. 2012-2013.
  • English Department’s 2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows. University of Pittsburgh. 2012.
  • Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award. University of Pittsburgh. Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. 2011.