Diane DeBella's primary area of research is feminist rhetoric, including women writers, women's issues, feminism, and women's history. She is also interested in examining how new media is influencing society's perceptions of gender. Diane's second area of research is the field of Digital and Information Literacy. What does it mean to be digitally literate in our society today? Are we doing enough as a university to prepare students to be competent academic scholars in today's highly technological environment? Diane has spent significant time researching the latest trends in this field.
Women writers, women's history, feminism, social construction of gender roles, rhetoric of gender, sexuality and new media, digital literacy, writing on science and society (ethics), writing on business and society (ethics)