Emily Gillo


Patterson Hall 401B
Office Hours
By Appointment


M.A. in English - Technical Communication, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Writing Studies, 2023
Graduate Certification in Instructional Design & Technology, 2021
B.A. in Liberal Studies - English, 2017


Academic/Administrative Summary

Emily Gillo is an instructor/coordinator in the English Department, serving as the departmental Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator. She maintains the department website, creates digital and print marketing materials, and manages all social media accounts. In addition to her marketing service, Ms. Gillo also teaches freshman composition and undergraduate technical communication courses online and currently serves on the English Online Programs Committee and UM3D's AI Community of Practice. Her research interests focus on the intersections of digital literacy and literacy crises in writing studies, collaborative online writing and pedagogy, and EdTech surveillance studies.


"Review of Disobedient Aesthetics: Surveillance, Bodies, Control by Anthony Stagliano." Computers & Composition Online. June 2024. 

"Social Media Platform Analysis." Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative's Teaching Materials Repository. June 2024. 

"EdTech Surveillance in Online Asynchronous Courses." Digital Rhetorical Privacy Collective blog post, March 2024. 

"GenAI Platform Privacy Impact Assessment & Remediation." TextGenEd: Teaching with Text Generation Technologies. Carly Schnitzler, Annette Vee, and Tim Laquintano, Eds. The WAC Clearinghouse, 2023. https://doi.org/10.37514/TWR-J.2024.2.1.01 

Conferences & Presentations

"Personal Safety Online: Scams, Tracking, & Surveillance." Compose Yourself 2.0 Digital Literacy Workshop Session. March 2024. Memphis, TN. 

"GenAI Platforms: Privacy Impact and Remediation Activity." UM3D Winter Summit: Teaching and Learning with AI Showcase. February 2024. Memphis, TN. 

“Fostering Engagement and Community in Online Writing Courses.” Classroom Applications: Online Teaching in Technical and Professional Communication, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. October 2023, Denver, Colorado.