School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
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.
HIST 2005 - World History 1900-1945
HIST 2006 - World History 1945+
BA, Michigan State University
Master's, Binghamton University
Master's, Michigan State University
PhD, Binghamton University
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.
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.