Casey McArdle

235A Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesExperience ArchitectureRhetoric and WritingFirst Year WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Director of Experience Architecture
Assistant Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-0228-8533


Casey McArdle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures at Michigan State University. He teaches Experience Architecture and has several publications and conference presentations that focus on online interaction via academic, professional, and social spaces. His research interests examine experience architecture, learning experience design, generative artificial intelligence, online writing instruction, leadership, web development, user experience research, user experience design, and rhetorical theory.

Awards and Honors


AL 111: Introduction to Accessibility in the Humanities

XA 242: Introduction to Experience Architecture

XA 333: Researching Experience Architecture

XA 466: Experience Architecture Capstone

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

WRA 110: Science and Technology

WRA 150: History of American Thought

WRA 210: Introduction to Web Authoring

WRA 401: Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation

WRA 482: Information and Interaction Design

WRA 491: Fundamentals of Professional Writing

WRA 891: Fundamentals of Experience Architecture


Borgman, J., & McArdle, C. (Eds.). (2023). PARS in Charge: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Program Leaders. WAC Clearinghouse.

McArdle, C. (2023). Deploying UX Methods in an Intro to Accessibility Class: How to Get Student Buy-In Across Disciplines. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, ACM SIGDOC.

McArdle, C., Potts, L., & Tegtmeyer, R. (Forthcoming). Experience Architecture: Developing an Interdisciplinary UX Undergraduate Degree. Programmatic Perspectives. Forthcoming.

Lauren, B., McArdle, C., Ismirle, J., & Instone, K. (Forthcoming). Building collaborations across industry-academic professional spheres: A cross-case synthesis. In R. Weber & J. Robinson (Eds.), Collaborations and Partnerships in UX. WAC Clearinghouse.

Borgman, J., & McArdle, C. (2022). Continuous Delivery: A PARS Online Course Development Cycle. Computers and Composition, 66.

Borgman, J., & McArdle, C. (Eds.). (2021). PARS In Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors. WAC Clearinghouse.

Meeks, M. G., Hart-Davidson, B., & McArdle, C. (2021). Feedback. In Introduction to Professional and Public Writing OER

Borgman, J., & McArdle, C. (2019). Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors. WAC Clearinghouse.

Sonka, K., McArdle, C., & Potts, L. (2021). Finding a Teaching A11y: Designing an Accessibility-Centered Pedagogy. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 64(3), 264-274.

Ristich, M., McArdle, C., & Rhodes, J. (2021). Assessing the Limits of Program Strategy: “Archi-Strategy” in an Age of Disruption. Programmatic Perspectives, 12(1), 127-151.

McArdle, C. (2016). Mobile Learning Just Keeps on Running: Renegotiating Online Collaborative Spaces for Writing Students. In C. Lutkewitte (Ed.), Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom (pp. 117-132). NCTE Press.

McArdle, C. (2015). Review of The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media, by José van Dijck. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 19(3).

McArdle, C. (2014). Critical Response. Review of English is For Squares: Thomas was Alone as a Classroom Text by Anne Meuser. The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects, 5.2. 

McArdle, C. (2012). Using Web 2.0 to Foster Community and Public Writing in Composition Classrooms. In C. Lutkewitte (Ed.), Web 2.0: Applications for Composition Classrooms (pp. 67-78). Fountainhead Press.

McArdle, C. (2011, November 11). Critical Response. Review of 10 and 2, Are You? by Tanya Patel. The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects, 3(1).  

McArdle, C. (2008). Working with Introductions and Conclusions. In J. Grutsch-McKinney & N. Caswell (Eds.), Writing Center Tutor Training Guide. Muncie: Ball State University.

McArdle, C. (2008). Working with Citations. In J. Grutsch-McKinney & N. Caswell (Eds.), Writing Center Tutor Training Guide. Muncie: Ball State University.

University News

Faculty Members Recognized With Outstanding Achievement Awards
Published March 7, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to honor the 2021 Faculty Award winners for their outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement. The six awards presented by the…Read now »
New Minor in Writing Now Offered to Undergraduates
Published August 24, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
A new Minor in Writing is now being offered to undergraduate students at Michigan State University. This new minor, housed in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American…Read now »
McArdle Wins National Distinguished Book Award
Published August 19, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
Casey McArdle is the co-winner of the 2020 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for the book he co-wrote with Jessie Borgman, titled Personal, Accessible, Responsive,…Read now »
Three Graduates Receive XA Outstanding Senior Award
Published May 3, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
The Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award usually is awarded to only one student who shows excellence in the program, standing out amongst their peers. However, for the second…Read now »
A P2W Major’s Bittersweet Goodbye to the College That Gave Her So Much
Published May 11, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
When I came to MSU, I was a Business-preference student with high ambition but little direction. I was in Writing as Inquiry (WRA 101) during my first semester here, when my professor, Margaret…Read now »