Welcome! My name is Liza Potts, and I am a digital humanities scholar working in rhetoric and technical communication focused on experience architecture. My research interests include social user experience, participatory culture, and digital rhetoric.
My book, Social Media in Disaster Response, is the first in the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing series by Routledge. My second book is an edited collection on Rhetoric and Experience Architecture produced with my co-editor, Michael Salvo. My third book is a digital project on participatory memory, to be published this year by Enculturation’s Intermezzo. I am the caretaker of and project leader for Sherlockian.net, a website dedicated to the Sherlock Holmes community.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University where I am the Director of the award-winning WIDE Research Center and the Co-Founder of the Experience Architecture program. I am a member of the leadership steering committee in the award-winning Women in Technical Communication. I am the Past Chair of the Association for Computer Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (ACM: SIGDOC).