Cheryl Geisler



  • BA, English, Carleton College
  • MS, Reading, Western Illinois University
  • PhD, Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University


Cheryl Geisler is Professor of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University where she served as the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology ( Geisler has written extensively on the nature of texts, especially those mediated by new technologies ((  Her work focusing on the promotion of women in the academic ranks was recently published in Science (17, 2012), the flagship journal of the AAAS.   She was the principal investigator on the just published Designing for User Engagement on the Web: 10 Basic Principles from Taylor and Francis (2013  A recognized expert on verbal data coding, she is the author of Analyzing Steams of Language (2004 and leads an annual international workshop on verbal data analysis (  She has received awards for her work from Computers and Composition, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the National Communication Association.

Research Interests

  • Advancement of women in the academy
  • Technologies of text
  • Verbal data analysis


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.