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Daniel J. Weinstein

Daniel J. WeinsteinAssistant Professor of English

Office: 338 Sutton Hall
Phone: 724-804-8528
Twitter: @djweinstein
Skype: djweinstein
Personal Website


PhD in English Literature with a Concentration in Composition Theory, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
MA in English Literature, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
BA with Honors in English, Wesleyan University

Academic Interests

Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Rhetorical Analysis, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Educational Technology


Dan's research, positioned at the intersection of educational technology and the psychology of creativity, tends to focus on how teachers may best use new technologies to help students prosper as learners and creators.

A pioneer in the use of computer technology for teaching writing remotely, in 1996 Dan designed and taught the first online English Composition course ever offered at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Since that time he has continued to innovate teaching techniques that harness the potential of digital technologies to support students' creative growth.

Dan grew up in New York but also lived in Connecticut, South Dakota, and Minnesota. He now lives in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where, besides exercising his devotion to teaching, he enjoys reading, writing, drawing, meditating, cooking, and generally strolling around town.

Course Specialties

ENGL 121: Humanities Literature

ENGL 202: Advanced Composition

ENGL 421: Digital Writing

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.