Darin Payne is a rhetoric and composition specialist who teaches graduate courses in computers and composition, theories and practices of writing pedagogy, rhetorics of popular culture, and contemporary rhetorical theory; he teaches undergraduate courses in writing for electronic media, teaching composition, advanced argumentation, new media rhetoric and popular culture, and first-year writing, among others. He has served in the past as the Director of the English Studies Computing Center and as the English Department's Composition and Rhetoric Director.
Darin has published on rhetorics of technology, spatial power, pedagogy, and new media. He has published in a variety of journals including College English; JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory;Rhetoric Review;Works and Days; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; The Journal of Electronic Publishing; and Teaching English in the Two Year College. His work has also appeared in anthologies by Oxford UP, SUNY P, Francis Taylor, and Erlbaum. He has just completed (with his co-editor, Daphne Desser) an anthology titled Teaching Writing in Globalization: Remapping Discipinary Work; he is now working on a monograph on rhetorical education in the era of globalization, one that explores the role of new media, public discourse, and the dynamics among local and global contexts
Darin has presented research regularly at his field's primary gathering, the Conference on College Composition and Communication. He has also presented internationally: in 2002 at the Oxford Roundtable, a global think-tank on issues relevant to higher education held bi-annually in Oxford, UK; in 2007 at the Amsterdam meeting of the International Conference on Diversity in Communities, Organizations, and Nations; and in 2011 in Granada, Spain, at the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.