Bio

Photograph of the author's desk

image credit: John Jones

Starting in Jan. 2018, I will be an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University where I will teach courses in Digital Media Studies and Business and Technical Writing as part of the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program in the Department of English.

My primary research areas are digital media, rhetoric and writing theory, and professional and technical communication, but I am also interested in visual communication, the history of rhetoric, digital literacies, and the digital humanities. I earned my M.A. in rhetoric and writing studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, I was an Associate Professor of Professional Writing and Editing in the Department of English at West Virginia University. Before that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas.

In my research I have investigated the relationship between printing and knowledge-creation, the revision practices of Wikipedia editors, and the connections between writing and network structures. I am currently working on a number of projects exploring the effects of computational processes on writing and rhetoric as they relate to wearable devices and digital culture. Since 2009 I have been a featured contributor to DMLCentral.net where I blog about education, digital literacy, and writing.

For more information about my research, you can view my full CV or visit my author page at Google Scholar. If you are interested in how I apply my research in my classes, you can read my teaching philosophy or browse the syllabi on my course archive.