Written by: Takako Day Edited by: Michael Day

Written by: Takako Day
Edited by: Michael Day

Show Me the Way to Go Home - Editor

In 1995 Takako Day received a plea from a Japanese American who had been forcibly removed from his home and incarcerated during the Pacific War. He asked her to tell the painful story of American citizens who had been labeled “disloyal” by the US government. She interviewed more than ten “disloyal” men and discovered that at heart of their experience was a moral dilemma, buried deep in the Japanese American community: unlike many other English-speaking Japanese Americans, their mother tongue and the language of their education was the “enemy” language, Japanese. It is dedicated to making the untold stories of US citizens — imprisoned but asked to fight for the country that imprisoned them — accessible to readers of English.

Over the course of eight years, Michael Day reworked a literal translation of the original Japanese book into an account that would be compelling to North American readers.


Edited by: Carol Lipson & Michael Day

Edited by: Carol Lipson & Michael Day

Technical Communication and the World Wide Web - Co-Editor

Over the past decade, the World Wide Web has dramatically changed the face of technical communication, but the teaching of writing has thus far altered very little to accommodate this rapidly changing context. Technical Communication and the World Wide Web offers substantial and broadly applicable strategies for teaching global communication issues affecting writing for the World Wide Web.

Editors Carol Lipson and Michael Day have brought together an exceptional group of experienced and well-known teacher-scholars to develop this unique volume addressing technical communication education. The chapters here focus specifically on curriculum issues and the teaching of technical writing for the World Wide Web, contributing a blend of theory and practice in proposing changes in curriculum and pedagogy. Contributors offer classroom examples that teachers at all levels of experience can adapt for their own classes. The volume provides comprehensive coverage of the technical communication curriculum, from the two-year level to the graduate level; from service courses to degree programs.

This volume is an important and indispensable resource for technical writing educators, and it will serve as an essential reference for curriculum and pedagogy development in technical communication programs.

dited by Susanmarie Harrington, Rebecca Rickly, and Michael Day

dited by Susanmarie Harrington, Rebecca Rickly, and Michael Day

The Online Writing Classroom - Co-Editor

This book is designed for writing teachers who teach in online environments - primarily networked computer labs and the Internet - and for writing teachers who would like to teach in such spaces. All the contributors write from their own teaching, research or administrative experience, and all tell their stories in a rich theoretical context that will allow readers to see the relationship between theory, context and practice. The chapters serve as descriptive guides to new teaching practices to help the reader find ways to use online activities to further their own pedagogical goals within their own specific contexts.

Book Chapters

“The Administrator as Technorhetorician: Sustainable Technological Ecologies in Academic Programs.” Chapter 6 in Technological Ecologies and Sustainability: Methods, Modes, and Assessment, Danielle DeVoss, Heidi McKee, and Richard Selfe, editors. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2009.

“Influencing Learning Through Faculty and Student Generated Outcome Assessment” Chapter 12 in Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact, Barbara Cambridge, Darren Cambridge, and Kathleen Yancey, editors. Stylus Publishing, 2009.

“Language Arts Online – Technological Literacy in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom.” Strategic Alliance to Advance Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level. Gail Jacky and William Zeisel, editors. (Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education, 2004) [refereed])

"A Meshing of Minds: The Future of Online Research for Print and Electronic Publication." New Worlds, New Words: Exploring Pathways for Writing about and in Electronic Environments. John F. Barber and Dene Grigar, eds, (Cresskill, N.J: Hampton Press, 2001) 251-277 (refereed).

"Writing in the Matrix: Students Tapping the Living Database on the Computer Network." The Dialogic Classroom: Teachers Integrating Computer Technology, Pedagogy, and Research. Jeffrey Galin and Joan Latchaw, eds. (Urbana, Illinois: NCTE Press, 1998) 151-173 (refereed).

"Humanities and the Internet: Unlikely Bedfellows?" Silver Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years of the South Dakota Humanities Council. Thomas J. Gasque, ed. (Brookings, South Dakota: South Dakota Humanities Council, 1997) 159-169 (refereed).

With Zane Berge and Mauri Collins. "Glossary." Wired Together: The Online Classroom in K-12. Zane L. Berge and Mauri Collins, eds. (Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 1998) 245-258.

With Eric Crump and Rebecca Rickly. "Creating a Virtual Academic Community: Scholarship and Community in Wide Area Multiple-User Synchronous Discussions" in Theresa Harrison and Timothy Stephen, eds, Computer Networking and Scholarship in the 21st Century University (SUNY Press, 1996 [refereed]).

With Trent Batson. "The Network-based Writing Classroom: The ENFI Idea". Chapter 2 in Berge, Zane, and Marie Collins, eds, Computer-Mediated Communications and the Online Classroom , Volume 2 (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1995) pp. 25-46 (refereed).

With Zane Berge and Marie Collins. "Glossary" in Berge, Zane, and Marie Collins, eds, Computer-Mediated Communications and the Online Classroom, Volumes 1-3 (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1995)


With Susan Delagrange, Mike Palmquist, Michael Pemberton, and Janice Walker “What We Really Value: Redefining Scholarly Engagement in Tenure and Promotion Protocols.” College Composition and Communication Volume 65, Number 1: 185-206 (September 2013).

With Tharon Howard, Christine Hult, Charles Moran, Mike Palmquist, and Donna Reiss “The Role of Technology in WAC/CAC Programs.” Academic Writing (2000) [] (refereed and published)

“A Tribute to Dr. Stephen Marcus, 1945-1999” (ed.) Assembly on Computers in English Journal Volume 2, Number 2: 35-47 (March 2000).

“Teachers at the Crossroads: Evaluating Teaching in New Electronic Environments” Computers and Composition, Volume 17, Number 1 (2000) 31-40. (Refereed).

“Overview” and Guest Editor, "Pedagogies in Virtual Spaces: Writing Classes in the MOO." Kairos: A Journal For Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 1.2 (June 1996). (refereed)

"Storytelling as American Indian Ceremony" The Ronshu (Kobe University College of Liberal Arts) No. 38 (October 1986), pp. 1-25 (Refereed).

"Oral Tradition and the Contemporary Novel" Kobe Miscellany No. 13 (1986), pp. 87-104 (refereed).

Journal Special Issue Editor

With Randall McClure and Mike Palmquist. “Composition 2.0. Teaching and Learning Writing in an Age of Freeware, Webware, and Data-Driven Applications” Computers and Composition 27.1 (March 2010).

With Randall McClure and Mike Palmquist. “Composition in the Freeware Age: Assessing the Impact and Value of the Web 2.0 Movement in the Teaching of Writing” Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2009).