Joel Schneier

Joel Schneier, Ph.D.


My name is Joel Schneier. I earned a Ph.D. from the Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media program at North Carolina State University, and I am currently a Lecturer at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Writing & Rhetoric.

My research investigates questions at the intersection of mobile communication, writing, and sociolinguistics. I have conducted studies that have examined how young children play mobile Minecraft collaboratively, how individuals write on mobile devices, how facial expressions of emotions are interwoven into the writing process, and how a language diversity curriculum impacts first-year writing students. My single-author research has been published in Written Communication and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, and my co-authored research has been published in College English, New Media & Society, Mobile Media & Communication, the Journal of Interactive Teaching & Pedagogy, and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

My teaching experience has included classes in First-Year Composition, Writing Studies, Professional Writing, Linguistics, and Science Technology & Society.


  • Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media from North Carolina State University (2019)
  • M.A. in English (Sociolinguistics, Writing & Rhetoric) from North Carolina State University (2013)
  • B.A. in English (Creative Writing, Writing & Rhetoric) from James Madison University (2007)

Selected Publications


Book Sections/Chapters

  • Schneier, J. (2020). “You Broke Minecraft”: Hybrid play and the materialization of game spaces through mobile Minecraft Play. In de Souza e Silva, A., & Glover-Rijkse (Eds.), Hybrid Play: Crossing boundaries in game design, player identities, and play spaces. Routledge.
  • Schneier, J. (2019). Is text-messaging changing how I write and speak? In Myrick, C. & Wolfram, W. (Eds.), The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages, 3rd Edition.
  • Childs, B and Schneier, J. (2018). Language and the internet in the New South. In Reaser, J., Wilbanks, E., Wojcik, K., & Wolfram, W. (Eds.), Language Variety in the New South: Contemporary Perspectives on Change and Variation (pp 62-77). Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press.


No courses found for Fall 2024.

No courses found for Summer 2024.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10048 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Unavailable
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10424 ENC1102 Composition Ⅱ Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
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Updated: Nov 27, 2023