Damiana Gibbons Pyles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum and Instruction , ASU
  • pylesdg@appstate.edu
  • 828-262-2277
  • 220C College of Education
  • Boone NC 28608

Dr. Damiana Gibbons Pyles is an Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University in Media Studies in Curriculum and Instruction. She currently teaches courses in media literacy and production, in particular, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, Instructional Technology, and Media Image, Influence, and Identity, and she will teach a Gen Ed course entitled Narrative, New Media, and Gaming starting Fall 2015. She holds a Ph.d in Literacy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a member of the Games and Learning Society research group. Her research focuses on ethics in youth media production, identity, and media literacy practices with young people. Also, she has created and published on an analytic methodology called multimodal microanalysis to understand the media products young people create. She is continuing to develop the concept of rural media literacy, and she is working on research in teaching preservice teachers how to teach using traditional and emerging media as well as studying literacy practices in rural schools.

There are 1 included publications by Damiana Gibbons Pyles :

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Developing An Ethics Of Youth Media Production Using Media Literacy, Identity, & Modality 2012 189 This critical, theoretical paper conceptualizes what determines an ethics for youth media production. Through discussions of medialiteracy, identity, and multimodality, I attempt to shift the question away from “What are the ethical ways in which you...