Derek N. Mueller is professor of rhetoric and writing and director of the University Writing Program at Virginia Tech. A graduate of Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) program, Mueller teaches courses in visual rhetoric and information design, rhetorics of science and technology, and computers and writing. His research interests include digital writing platforms, networked writing practices, theories of composing, rhetorical aspects of computational methods, archiving and databases, and discipliniographies related to rhetoric and composition/writing studies. He is coauthor of Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies and author of Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline. Mueller's work has also appeared in College Composition and Communication, Kairos, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, and JAC. For more information, visit derekmueller.net.