P. Darin Payne


Office hours:
Tuesday, Thursday 10:30-11:30

Darin Payne is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a Composition and Rhetoric specialist who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in new media and digital writing, theories and practices of composition studies, rhetorics of popular culture, and contemporary rhetorical theory, among others. He has served as the English Department's Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Composition/Rhetoric, and Director of the department’s Internship program. Darin has presented research around the world: at the Oxford Roundtable, a global think-tank on issues relevant to higher education held bi-annually in Oxford, UK; at the Amsterdam meeting of the International Conference on Diversity in Communities, Organizations, and Nations; in Granada, Spain and Vancouver, Canada at meetings of the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities; and in Tokyo at the Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities.


Darin has published on rhetorics of technology, spatial power, writing pedagogy, popular culture, and new media. He has published in a variety of journals including College English; JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory;Rhetoric Review;Works and Days; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; The Journal of Electronic Publishing; and Teaching English in the Two Year College. His work has also appeared in anthologies by Oxford UP, SUNY P, Francis Taylor, Lexington Press, and Erlbaum. He co-edited a recent anthology titled Teaching Writing in Globalization: Remapping Discipinary Work. He is now working on a monograph on rhetorical education in the era of globalization, one that explores the role of new media, public discourse, and the dynamics among local and global contexts

Areas of Interest

rhetorics of technology and space, new media rhetorics, globalization, composition studies, collaborative learning, cultural reproduction


  • The UH Graduate Division's Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award (Finalist, 2009 and 2012)
  • The College of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Excellence in Teaching Award (2005).
  • The Arts and Sciences Faculty Award (2002).


BA, Creative Writing, The University of Victoria
MA, Rhetoric and Composition, Eastern Washington University
PhD, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, The University of Arizona


Fall Semester 2024
  • ENG-307: Rhetoric, Composition, & Computers
  • ENG-605: Theory/Prac of Tchg Compositn

Summer Semester 2024
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing

Fall Semester 2023
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-307: Rhetoric, Composition, & Computers

Summer Semester 2023
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing

Spring Semester 2023
  • ENG-300: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • ENG-709: Seminar in Rhetoric: New Media Rhetorics and Digital Humanities

Fall Semester 2022
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-307: Rhetoric, Composition, and Computers