As an educator, I believe that students learn best when they engage in multimodal learning, a pedagogical approach that encourages students to use multiple modes and media to compose and learn. As a researcher, I explore intersections between feminism, rhetorics of health and medicine, and technology. I spend my personal time hiking, bird watching, and hanging out with my husband and our Llewellin Setter, Molly.
Welcome to my website!
I’m an Assistant Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University, where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in feminist rhetorics and digital activism, online content strategy, digital rhetorics, first-year composition, and more. I’m also the Founder and Director of the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW), an online, interdisciplinary workshop for scholars and individuals working on feminist research projects. (You can check out the 2017 workshop program here.)
Feel free to poke around and learn a little bit about my work and aspirations. If you have questions about anything you find here, please get in touch via the information provided under the “contact me” block at the bottom of this page.
If you would like access to any of the information available on this website in an alternative format (e.g., a single, machine-readable document of all web content), please email me at dehertlb[at]jmu[dot]edu.