Daniel J. Weinstein

  • Daniel J. Weinstein, PhD presenting in front of a PowerPoint slideAssociate Professor of English

    Co-Director, Center for Digital Humanities and Culture

    Office: HSS 506T    
    Phone: 724-804-8528
    Email: daniel.weinstein@iup.edu

    Office Hours

    Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30–11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m.–Noon (via Zoom); and by appointment 


    • 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 for significant stretches 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.

    Dan directs the English BA program at IUP.


    Dan’s most recent publication is a book chapter titled:

    “Cultivating Compassion for Challenging Texts: A Contemplative Approach” in The Art of Noticing Deeply: Commentaries on Teaching, Learning and Mindfulness published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

    Course Specialties

    ENGL 101: Composition 
    ENGL 121: Humanities Literature
    ENGL 202: Advanced Composition
    ENGL 212: American Literature to 1900
    ENGL 360: Editing and Publishing
    ENGL 421: Digital Writing