Daniel Lawrence

Dr. Daniel

Associate Professor
Office: Swenson 3093


Dr. Lawrence is a writer, rhetorician and digital media theorist. His work seeks to connect ancient rhetorical ideas to contemporary technologies. He is the author of the Broadview Press Digital Writing guidebook and writes about issues related to digital media, ethics, disinformation, and rhetoric. He is the founder and creative director of The Journal of Technorhetorical Studies. Dr. Lawrence enjoys helping students build strong theoretical and practical skills in the classroom.

Research Interests

Ancient Greek & Roman Rhetoric; Classical Rhetoric; Digital Media Theory; Digital Writing; Disinformation; Emergent Technology; Philosophy of Technology; Technical Writing; Writing Studies


  • Disinformed: The History of Humanity’s Search for Truth, Urano Publishing, 2023.
  • Digital Writing: A Guide to Writing for Social Media and the Web, Broadview Press, 2022.
  • “How Information Finds Us: Hyper-Targeting and Digital Advertising in the Writing Classroom,” Teaching Critical Reading and Writing in the Era of Fake News, Peter Lang, 2021.


  • 2014 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Rhetoric & Technical Communication / Specialization in Digital Media Theory, Michigan Technological University
  • 2010 – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – English, Northern Michigan University