Selfe is the first woman and the first English teacher ever to receive the EDUCOM Medal for innovative computer use in higher education. She has authored or edited a number of works on digital technology, both alone and in collaboration with colleagues. Along with Scott DeWitt, she is the Director of OSU's annual Digital Media and Composition (DMAC)summer institute. She also coordinates the English Department's program of Visiting Scholars in Digital Media and Composition. Selfe studies digital technologies to learn more about people.