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Joe  Moxley

Joe Moxley

Joe Moxley
Professor, Director of Composition


Office: CPR 386
Phone: 813/974-9469



At USF, Professor Moxley teaches graduate courses on pedagogy, research methods, scholarly publishing, and rhetoric and technology.

Moxley has published 17 books (two of them are book-length OER resources), 17 book chapters, and 32 essays on a variety of topics, including composition and creative writing pedagogy, academic writing, scholarly publishing, electronic theses and dissertations, qualitative research methods, assessment, and learning communities.

Moxley's most recent book is Agency in the Age of Peer Production (coauthored NCTE 2012). Recent articles include “Re-Mediating Writing Program Assessment,” Digital Writing Assessment (2013) (co-authored) ; “Big Data, Learning Analytics, and Social Assessment.” Journal of Writing Assessment (2013); “Open Textbook Publishing.” Academe. (2013 ); “Everything is illuminated: What Big Data Can Tell Us about Teacher Commentary.” Assessing Writing (2013) (co-authored).

Presently, Moxley serves as the Publisher of Writing Commons, a peer-reviewed, open-education resource for college-level writers.  

Moxley also serves as Founder of My Reviewers, which seek to improve students’ writing, critical thinking, and collaborative competencies by

As an independent consultant, Moxley has coached college-level writers at a variety of colleges and universities, including Wake Forest University; Virginia Commonwealth University; Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. (more)

Moxley's College Writing Online received the 2004 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. The FYC Program at USF was awarded the Writing Program Certificate of Excellence Award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Moxley has received three undergraduate awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the President's Award for faculty excellence.


Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, Measurement and Evaluation

MA, SUNY Buffalo, Creative Writing

BA, University of Utah, BA, English

BA, University of Utah, BS, Psychology

Specialty Area

Computers and writing; composition theory; research methods