Dennis Walsh

Clinical Professor - Arts And Humanities

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Early American LIterature
University of Cincinnati - 1981
M.A. - English
University of Denver - 1975
B.A. - English
Springfield College - 1967


Metacom's True Lineage Redux, Again, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, spring, 2003. The article clarifies the relationship between Massassoit and his son/grandson, known to history as King Philip, the supposed architect of the bloody Puritan-Indian conflict of 1675-76. 2003 - Publication
Creating a Digital Media Studies Center, Eli Lilly Teaching/Interactive Media Studies Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, November 2001. 2001 - Publication
New Media and Inner-City Education, Eli Lilly Teaching/Interactive Media Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, November, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Thinking on Cybenime: Does the Back Button Mean the Future, the Forward Button the Past, Emerging Rhetorics. ed. William Tanner Texas Woman's University. CD-Rom. Mesquite, Texas: Caxton's Modern Arts Press, 1999. (see : home page, latest news, for full text.) 1999 - Publication
Taking New Media to Inner-City Youth, Educom Conference, Minneapolis, Min, 1999. 1999 - Publication
Public Universities and Open Records, College Media Advisers National Conference, N.Y., 1998. 1998 - Publication
The Net as Narrative: Some Thoughts on a Work in Progress, Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium. Eds. William E. Tanner and Suzanne S. Webb. Texas Woman's University. CD-Rom. Mesquite, Texas: Caxton's Modern Arts Press, 1998. 1998 - Publication
Student Newspapers and Campus Secrecy, College Media Advisers National Convention, N.Y. 1997. 1997 - Publication
To Print or Not to Print: Hate Speech and Campus Newspapers, College Media Advisers, New Orleans, 1994. 1994 - Publication
Cincinnati and the Arts, Midwest Literature Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mi., 1992. 1992 - Publication


Advisor / Arts & Technology (75%) and Clinical Professor / Literary Studies (25%)
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–2005]
Adjunct Lecturer/ Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [2003–2004]
AOL/Digital Cities/Dallas [2002–2003]
Director of Center for Interactive Media Studies
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio [2001–2002]
New Media Consultant
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio [2001–2002]
Belo Interactive/Dallas [2000–2000]
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincimrati, Ohio [1998–2001]
Co-founder, co-director (with colleague Linda Crider)
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio [1994–2000]
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio [1981–1990]
Copy Editor
The Philadehahia (Pa) Inquirer [1980–1980]

Additional Information

Courses Taught
  • Journalism: Introductory and Advanced News Writing/Reporting; Editorial Writing; Feature writing; Copy Editing; Communications theory; Law of the Press.
  • Literature: Colonial American Literature: White on Red: American Literature about Native Americans. Survey of American Literature 1607-1860.
  • American Studies: History of First Amendment: Its Antecedents to Current Practice; Colonial-Native American Literary experiences.
  • New Medici Website Content Management and Writing and Editing Online; Hypertext Theory; From Hieroglyphics to Hypertext.
  • Honors; Colonial New England and Native American Diaspora; The First of the First Amendment: Selected Issues in State-Church Separation; Internet for Joumalists.
Professional Activities
  • 2000-present
    • Currently belong to Media D0ns, an ad hoc group comprising faculty from across the country who established programs or centers similar to the Center for Interactive Media Studies at Miami. We meet yearly at the national Online News conference to exchange ideas, update one another on the progress of onlme education and discuss forwarding of various initiatives.
  • 1975-2000
    • Past affiliations have included: Society of Professional Joumalists (SPJ); Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE); Associated Press Managing Editors (education faction)(APME); Modem Language Association(MLA); Midwest Modem Languages Association(MMLA) and First Amendment Congress.
Key Accomplishments in New Media
  • Organized and supervised multidisciplinary university Interactive/Online projects internally and extemally. The external projects amounted to nearly $200,000 in grants.
  • Created university—wide IMS curriculum;
  • Produced and participated in IMS conferences;
  • Created partnerships and funding opportunities with corporate clients, including the Interactive divisions of Procter & Gamble, The Chicago Tribune, The Dayton Daily News, The Kettering Foundation, Fox Sports and the City of Oxford;
  • Negotiated and guided Interactive media internships with corporations; Worked directly with Dean of Arts and Science to administer IMS and create funding opportunities.


Online Kiosks
$40,000 - Interactive Beauty Care, Procter & Gamble [2000–2001]
Being Girl
$32,000 - Interactive Feminine Care, Procter & Gamble [1999–2000]
Ohio Newspaper Usability Study
$1,000 - Ohio Newspaper Association [1999–2001]
Critical Fusion
$83,000 - Cincinnati Bell. [1998–2001]
Project Democracy
$10,000 - National Issues Forum/Kettering Foundation [1998–1999]