I’m Angela Laflen, an associate professor in the English department at California State University, Sacramento. My teaching and research concern writing, rhetoric, and technology. More specifically, I am drawn to questions concerning response practices, online pedagogies, and digital and multimodal literacies.



Teaching Philosophy

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Sample Syllabi

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Recent Evaluations


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Quantitative Literacy in the Composition Classroom: Using Infographics’ Assignments to Teach Ethical and Effective Data Use

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Using Eli Review as a Strategy for Feedback in Online Courses


What LMS Site Statistics Tell Us about Timing Instructor Feedback on Student Writing

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Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women’s Writing


Links to some of my students' digital projects.

Student Presentation at CCCCs 2021 Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session

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Student Webtext Published in Jump+

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History of Women at Marist Interactive Timeline

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Student Presentation at Sigdoc '15

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Comparative Usability Test Published by TryMyUI

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Notebook & Pad


Future Projects, Courses, and Presentations

During Fall 2022, I am serving as Teaching Associate Coordinator for the Writing Program, teaching professional writing, and overseeing writing program interns.

In my research, I am studying how instructors choose among response programs and technologies to provide efeedback on student writing, and I am working on a project examining how a rhetorical approach to data informed by multimodal composition pedagogy can foster students’ data literacy skills.