A photo of Dave Haeselin by Sheila Liming.

Photo by Sheila Liming.

Dr. David Haeselin is an instructor in the English Department of The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.


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At UND, Dr. Haeselin teaches classes in the Writing, Editing, and Publishing program about multimodal and digital writing, digital humanities, writing for public audiences, and also in contemporary American literature and culture. He is passionate about contemporary writing and ancient bread.

Dr. Haeselin is an active member of humanities and interdisciplinary projects across The University of North Dakota. He serves as Director of Editorial Content and Strategy for The Digital Press @ The University of North Dakota, on the editorial board of North Dakota Quarterly, and works in various capacities with The UND Writers Conference. In regards to interdisciplinary and scientific communication, Dr. Haeselin designed the writing curriculum for  STEAM Energy, a project which develops renewable energy lessons for primary and secondary school teachers in Scientific, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) classes across the state. Dr. Haeselin also serves as a faculty team member with North Dakota EPSCoR, where he produces video and web content for The Center for Regional Climate Studies and The Center for Sustainable Materials Science to help communicate scientific research about topics such as building materials made from agricultural byproducts, extreme weather events, and agricultural productivity to the public. Additionally, Dr. Haeselin co-directs the DIY Discourse Project along with Professor Travis Desell (Computer Science) which analyzes the relationship between expert and amateur discourse communities by mining the social media website Reddit.

You can read his scholarship at  Hybrid Pedagogy and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. He and his students edited a book commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the 1997 Red River Flood called Haunted By Waters. His recent public writing can be found in Codex, The Los Angeles Review of Books Public Books, Post-45, and other venues.