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Graduate Faculty

Sean MoreySean Morey

Director of Composition

313 McClung Tower
Phone: 865-974-5401
Fax: (865) 974-6926


My research primarily examines how emerging digital technologies affect the way humans write and communicate, and explores the connections between three main areas: rhetorical theory, digital technologies, and environmental studies. Much of my environmental-based work seeks to address how changes in writing technologies affect the ways that humans relate to the environment, nonhuman animals, and concepts of nature.


  • Ph.D. 2010 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • M.A. 2005 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • B.A. 2003 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Classical Studies
  • B.A. 2002 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    English (American Literature)
    Minor: Classical Studies and Secondary Education


Scholarly Monographs

  • Morey, Sean. Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affects, Electracy. Routledge, 2016

Edited Collections

  • Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell, editors. Augumented Reality: Innovative Perspectives Across Art, Industry, And Academia. Parlor Press, 2017
  • Dobrin, Sidney I., and Sean Morey, editors. Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature. State University of New York Press. 2009


  • Morey, Sean. The Digital Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2017.
  • Morey, Sean. The New Media Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2014.

Representative Articles

  • Morey, Sean. “Speculative Zoopoetics.” Rhetorical Speculations, edited by Scott Sundvall, Utah State University Press, in press.
  • Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell. “Ubicomposition: Circulation as Production and Abduction in Carlo Ratti’s Smart Environments.” Rhetoric, Writing, and Circulation, edited by Collin Brooke and Laurie Gries, Utah State University Press, in press.
  • Morey, Sean. “Beyond Sharkness: The Avatar that therefore We Are.” TRACE: Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology, vol. 1, 2017.
  • Morey, Sean. “Deepwater Horizon Roadkill Tollbooth (a MEmorial).” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media, vol. 21, no. 2, 2017.
  • Van Horn, Nicholas, Aaron Beveridge, and Sean Morey. “Attention Ecology: Trend Circulation and the Typology of Iteration.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 4, 2016.
  • Morey, Sean. “Network of Bones: Key West as Underworld.” Florida, edited by Jeff Rice, Parlor Press, 2015, 17-33.
  • Morey, Sean. “Becoming T@iled.” Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing, edited by Sidney I. Dobrin, Parlor Press, 2015, 133-154.
  • Morey, Sean. “Florida Econography and the Ugly Cuteness of Econs.” Journal of Florida Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, 2014.
  • Morey, Sean. “Digital Ecologies.” Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology, edited by Sidney I. Dobrin, Routledge, 2012, 106-121.