David Haeselin

  • Instructor, English

Contact Info

Office Address

Merrifield Hall Room 23B
276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7209

Curriculum Vitae



I grew up in New York State's Hudson Valley and have been moving consistently westward ever since. It now occurs to me that I must have some affinity for river valleys. From the shores of the Hudson, I moved to the “Paris of Appalachia,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I attended grad school. I landed most recently in Grand Forks on the fertile banks of the Red River in 2015. When not reading, I’m an avid sourdough bread baker and beer/cider homebrewer. I guess that you could say that my favorite science is zymology, the applied science of fermentation.

ENGL408: Writing for Digital Environments

ENGL234: Introduction to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

ENGL334: Practicum in Writing, Editing, and Publishing

ENGL428: Digital Humanities

ENGL323: Studies in Genre: The Graphic Novel

ENGL229: Diversity in US Literatures. Topics: American Migrations, Socioeconomic Class

ENGL415: Contemporary American Literature

ENGL130: Writing for Public Audiences  

Dr. Haeselin's scholarly research considers how digital processes impact the composition and distribution of writing. On the composition side, he investigates ways to enrich undergraduate writing curricula with digital assignments and experiential learning strategies. On the distribution side, he examines how algorithmic ranking procedures and information retrieval processes have impacted scholarly research practices and notions of literary value. He also regularly writes for public audiences.

Ph.D., Literary and Cultural Studies. Carnegie Mellon University, 2015. 

M.A., Literary and Cultural Studies. Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.

B.A., English Honors, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2006. 

Dr. Haeselin is an active member of humanities and interdisciplinary projects across The University of North Dakota. He serves as Director of Editorial Content and Strategy for The Digital Press @ The University of North Dakota, on the editorial board of North Dakota Quarterly, and works in various capacities with The UND Writers Conference. In regards to interdisciplinary and scientific communication, Dr. Haeselin designed the writing curriculum for  STEAM Energy, a project which develops renewable energy lessons for primary and secondary school teachers in Scientific, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) classes across the state. Dr. Haeselin also serves as a faculty team member with North Dakota EPSCoR, where he produces video and web content for The Center for Regional Climate Studies and The Center for Sustainable Materials Science to help communicate scientific research about topics such as building materials made from agricultural byproducts, extreme weather events, and agricultural productivity to the public.