Nathan Garrelts

Nate Garrelts holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Michigan State University with concentrations in cultural studies and composition-rhetoric. He has served as a department head, writing center director, writing program coordinator, and primary investigator on several grants. His scholarship is focused on digital culture, and he has edited three collections of essays on digital games: Digital Gameplay (2005), The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto (2006), and Understanding Minecraft (2014). Dr. Garrelts has also contributed to the websites Bad Subjects and Berfrois on topics ranging from film pimps to teaching with comics. His current research focuses on how we teach/fail to teach information security to young people--a subject that draws on both literacy studies and cultural studies. He mostly frequently teaches ENGL 325: Advanced Business Writing and ENGL321: Advanced Composition.


Associate Professor
Office: PRK 120-I
Phone: (231) 591-5899
E-mail:  garrelts1@ferris.edu