Bio

Suzanne Blum Malley, PhD, is provost at Methodist University. Dr. Blum Malley served as an executive board member (2015-2019) and chair (2017-2018) of the Literacy Studies Forum for the Modern Language Association (MLA) and has served on the executive committee of the Computers & Writing Graduate Research Network since 2011.

Her areas of research include multilingual and digital/multimodal literacies and globally networked learning environments. Her recent publications include “Ludic is the New Phatic: Making Connections in Global, Internet-mediated Learning Environments” in Thinking Globally, Composing Locally and “Multilingual Literacy Landscapes,” a co-authored study of international students’ literacy narratives, included in Stories that Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy. Blum Malley is the co-editor of Translingual Dispositions: Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of Writing, published by the WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado in 2020. She has also presented at recent AAC&U General Education conferences on the process of transforming a foundational, first-semester-experience, general-education course from a seminar format to a large-scale, interactive, team-based learning experience.

Blum Malley holds a PhD in English: Rhetoric and Composition Studies from Northern Illinois University, an MA in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Hispanic Literatures, and a BA in Spanish, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.