Dr. Damiana Gibbons Pyles is an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University in Media Studies in Curriculum and Instruction. She currently teaches courses in media literacy and production, in particular, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, Instructional Technology, and Media Image, Influence, and Identity, and she will teach a Gen Ed course entitled Narrative, New Media, and Gaming starting Fall 2015. She holds a Ph.d in Literacy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a member of the Games and Learning Society research group. Her research focuses on ethics in youth media production, identity, and media literacy practices with young people. Also, she has created and published on an analytic methodology called multimodal microanalysis to understand the media products young people create. She is continuing to develop the concept of rural media literacy, and she is working on research in teaching preservice teachers how to teach using traditional and emerging media as well as studying literacy practices in rural schools.
Title: Associate Professor of Media Studies
Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Media Literacy Program
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Phone: (828) 262-2277
Fax: (828) 262-2686
Office address220C College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037