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Devan Bissonette

Contributing Faculty

Center for General Education

Center for General Education

Dr. Devan Bissonette received his doctorate in 20th Century American Media History from Binghamton University in 2009. Previously he earned a Masters in Telecommunications from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor’s in Political Science. His most recent publication, “Modern Day Presidential:” Donald Trump and American Politics in the Age of Twitter,”appeared in the Journal of Social Media in Society in 2020. Devan’s current research interests include the study of visual news narratives and the consequences of anonymous discourse on free speech in cyberspace. He has been teaching fully online since 2009, primarily in history, humanities, and film studies.

Courses Taught

HIST 2005 - World History 1900-1945

HIST 2006 - World History 1945+

Education

BA, Michigan State University

Master's, Binghamton University

Master's, Michigan State University

PhD, Binghamton University

Publications

Bissonette, D. L. (2020). “Modern Day Presidential:” Donald Trump and American Politics in the Age of Twitter Journal of Social Media in Society

Bissonette, D. L. (2014). A Digital Democracy or Twenty-First Century Tyranny? CNN’s iReport and the Future of Citizenship in Virtual Spaces (book)

Bissonette, D. L. (2009). Between Silence and Self‑Interest: Time, Life, and the Unsilent Generation's Coming-of-Age Between Silence and Self‑Interest: Time, Life, and the Unsilent Generation's Coming-of-Age

Bissonette, D. L. (2008). Rereading 1972: Print Media, Visual Cultures and Discursive Challenges to Nixon's America Retrospect

Bissonette, D. L. (2017). The Promise and Perils of Asynchronous Learning: How Faculty, Students, and Administrators can Collaboratively Increase Retention and Satisfaction in the Online Classroom Journal of Pedagogic Development

Bissonette, D. L. (2008). The Warrior Image: Soldiers in American Culture From the Second World War to the Vietnam Era American Journalism: A Journal of Media History

Presentations

Bissonette, D. L. (2020). 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week? Technology, Presence, & Personal Space in Online Classrooms MLA

Bissonette, D. L. (2018). ’A Total Political Witch Hunt:’ News, Language and Meaning after President Trump’s Twitter War with Fake News Central Michigan University

Bissonette, D. L. (2019). Selling Extremism: Social Media and the Mythologization of Truth in Contemporary American Political Discourse Wayne State University

Bissonette, D. L. (2016). Ending the Silence: Using New Media Technologies to Overcome Alienation in the Virtual Classroom Bryn Mawr College

Bissonette, D. L. (2015). Using Community-Building to Facilitate Student Outcomes in the Online Classroom University of Wisconsin—Madison

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