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Writing Program (HBC 239)

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244


1994 - 1997: The University of Texas at Arlington

Ph.D. in Humanities (Rhetoric and Composition, Critical Theory)
1990 - 1992: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1986 - 1990: Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota


2007 present: Associate Professor, Writing Program, Syracuse University

2001 - 2007: Assistant Professor, Writing Program, Syracuse University
1998 - 2001: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Old Dominion University
1997 - 1998: Visiting Instructor, Department of English, Old Dominion University
1994 - 1997: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Univ. of Texas-Arlington
1992 - 1993: Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Scott Community College
1990 - 1992: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Miami University


Lingua Fracta: Towards a Rhetoric of New Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009.

[Named Computers and Composition Outstanding Book for 2010]

Edited Collection (in progress)

[with Laurie Gries] Rhetoric, Writing, and Circulation. Chapters solicited, proposal under
review at Utah State University Press.

Bruno Latours Posthuman Rhetoric of Assent. The Object of Rhetoric: Assembling and
Disassembling Bruno Latour. Eds. Paul Lynch & Nathaniel Rivers. Southern Illinois
University Press (Forthcoming).

[with Jeff Grabill] Writing is a Technology through which Writers Create and Recreate
Meaning. Naming What We Know. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner & Elizabeth Wardle.
Utah State University Press (Forthcoming).

[with Alison Carr] Failure Can Be an Important Part of Writing Development. Naming
What We Know. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner & Elizabeth Wardle. Utah State University
Press (Forthcoming).

New Media Pedagogy. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, 2nd Edition. Eds. Gary Tate,
Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, & H. Brooke Hessler. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2013.

"Discipline and Punish: Reading and Writing the Scholarly Network." Ecology, Writing
Theory, and New Media. New York: Routledge, 2011. 92-105.

[with Thomas Rickert] "Being Delicious: Materialities of Research in a Web 2.0
Application." Beyond Postprocess. Eds. Sidney I. Dobrin, J. A. Rice. Logan, UT: Utah
State UP, 2011. 163-181.

[with Laurie Gries] An Inconvenient Tool: Rethinking the Role of Slideware in the Writing
Classroom. Composition Studies 38.1 (2010). [Reprinted in The Best
of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2010. Parlor Press, 2011.]

Revisiting the Matter and Manner of Linking in New Media. Digital Tools in Cultural
Contexts: Assessing the Implications of New Media. Byron Hawk, David Rieder, and
Ollie O. Oviedo, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Joseph Janangelo and the Analogics of New Media. College Composition and
Communication 59.2 (Dec 2007): 284-294.

[with Paul Bender] "Isolation, Adoption, Diffusion: Mapping the Relationship Between
Technology and Graduate Programs in Rhetoric and Composition." Culture Shock
and the Practice of Profession: Training the Next Wave in Rhetoric and Composition.
Virginia Anderson and Susan Romano, eds. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006. 265-

Authorship and Technology. Authorship in Composition Studies. Eds. Tracy Hamler
Carrick and Rebecca Moore Howard. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. 89-100.

Weblogs as Deictic Systems: Centripetal, Centrifugal, and Small-World Blogging.
Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2005):

Sex(haustion) Sells: Marketing in a Saturated Mediascape. Sex in Advertising:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Erotic Appeals. Thomas Reichert and Jacqueline
Lambiase, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2003. 133-150.

Where do you want to learn tomorrow? The paradox of the virtual university. Virtual
Publics. Beth Kolko, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. 265-285.

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Perspective: Towards the Remediation of Style. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric,

Writing, and Culture 4.1 (2002):

Forgetting to be (Post)Human: Media and Memory in a Kairotic Age. JAC: A Journal of
Composition Theory 20.4 (2000): 775-795.

Making Room, Writing Hypertext. JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 19.2 (1999): 253-

"Cybercommunities and McLuhan: A Retrospect." Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village.
C. Jan Swearingen, ed. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 23-27.

"Disorientalism: A Manifesto for Ineffective Hypertext Design." Rhetoric and Technology in
the Next Millennium. William E. Tanner and Suzanne S. Webb, eds. Mesquite, TX:
Caxtons Modern Art Press, 1998.

[with David Metzger] "Sound Teachings, the ElectriChrist, and the Recovered Vision of the
Corinthian Women Prophets." PRETEXT: Electra (Lite) 2.1 (1998).

"The Fate of Rhetoric in an Electronic Age," Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing,
and Culture 1.1 (1997).

Reviews/Interviews/Invited Contributions
Close vs. Distant Readings. Collin vs Blog, March 7, 2014. Named Editors Choice for that
week by Digital Humanities Now.

Interview with Eric Detwiler for Zeugma (May, 2014):

Interview with Ben Kuebrich and Allison Hitt for This Rhetorical Life (August, 2013):

Interview with Laureano Ralon for Figure/Ground Communication (August, 2012):

Slideware 2.0: Taking Presentations Beyond the Desktop. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Technology and Pedagogy 14.1 (Fall 2009).

Mirror, Mirror on the Web Inside Higher Ed: Views. October 11, 2005.

Introduction: Notes on Visual Rhetoric. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and
Culture 3.2 (2001):

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Algo(rhet)hms. SuperSession on Machine Rhetorics. Rhetoric Society of America
Conference. San Antonio, TX. May 2014

World War T: Posthuman Rhetorics and the Tropics of Networked Discourse. (Invited)

Louisiana State University. March 2014.

University of Wisconsin. April 2014.

Too Big to Scale? Culturomics and Cryptorhetorics. (Invited) CUNY Graduate Center.
October 2013.

Small Pedagogies Loosely Joined: Teaching and Writing with Apps. (Invited) Syracuse
University Project Advance Fall Workshop. New York, NY. October, 2013.

The N-Visible College: Trading in our Citations for RTs. Networked Humanities: From
Within and Without the University. University of Kentucky. February, 2013.

Visually Re/Framing the Genres of Graduate Education. Genre 2012. Ottawa, ON, Canada.
June 2012.

To Affinityand Beyond! Rhetoric from a Network Perspective. Center for Writing
Studies Colloquium, University of Illinois. March 2011.

Can We Spell New Media without ME? Non-Subjective Approaches to Technology.
Computers and Writing 2010. W. Lafayette, IN. May 2010.

"The Rhetorical Wisdom of Crowds: Circulation, Community, Culture. Rhetoric Society of
America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 2010.

Writing Retooled: Loop, Channel, Layer, Stream. The Conference on College Composition
and Communication. Louisville, KY. March 2010.

You Have a Citation Request. Please Confirm. Panel: Technology and Composition:
Implications for the Profession. Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA.
Dec. 2008.

Technological Inventions. The Conference on Rhetorical Theory. University of South
Carolina. Columbia, SC. October, 2008.

Collection Agencies and Aging Collectives: Re-Composing the Discipline. The Thomas R.
Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition Louisville, KY. October, 2008.

Visualizing the Invisible Collage of Research. The Conference on College Composition and
Communication. New Orleans, LA. April 2008.
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Blogologies: Roland Barthes as Proto-Blogger. Computers and Writing Conference.
Detroit, MI. June 2007.

Re/Visions of a Field: Representing Disciplinary Identities in the Pages of College
Composition and Communication. [Featured Session] The Conference on College
Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 2007.

"Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric" Modern Language Association
Convention. Philadelphia, PA. December 2006.

Disciplinary Databasics: Visualizing the Network of Rhetoric. The Rhetoric Society of
America Conference. Memphis, TN. June 2006.

Mirror, Mirror on the Web. The Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Chicago, IL. March 2006.

Learning from the Long Tail. NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable. New York, NY.
October 2005.

The Power of Burking without Burking. Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and
Composition. University Park, PA. July 2005.

Deixis: Small Worlds and Weblogs. Computers and Writing Online. May 2005.

The Aftermath of Access: From Critical to Creative Computer Literacies. The Conference
on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March, 2005.

Networks: The Ne(x)t Wave in Computers and Writing. Convergences. Raleigh, NC.
November, 2004.

Roving for Catalysis: E-Lists and Economies of Belonging. Computers and Writing
Conference. Lafayette, IN. May, 2003.

Terminal Politics: Complicating the Idea of Access. The Conference on College
Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March, 2003.

Multimedia, Myself and I: Putting Style in Perspective(s). The Thomas R. Watson
Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. Ocotber, 2002.

Web Standards and the Tyranny of the User. The Rhetoric Society of America Conference.
Las Vegas, NV. June, 2002.

You Are Here: Meta(geo)physics of Presence and the CCCC. The Conference on College
Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March, 2002.

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Cut to Future: The Prospect of Ergodic Cinema. Digital Arts & Culture 2000. Bergen,

Hypertext in an Age of Vidiocy. Computers and Writing. Ft. Worth, TX. May, 2000.

What we might become if: Cards Catalog and the Shape of Hypertexts to Come. The
Conference on College Composition and Communication. Minneapolis, MN. April,

No Deposit, No Return: Memory Banking Models in the Writing Classroom. The
Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. March, 1999.


Rhetoric, Composition, and Digital Humanities
Post/Modern Rhetorics
Development of Modern Composition Studies
Interdisciplinary Influences on Rhetoric and Composition (Teaching with Technology)
Processes and Premises of Research (Methodology)
Genre Studies and Academic Writing
Introduction to Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition
Network(ed) Rhetorics
Contemporary Rhetoric
Composition Pedagogy
Writing Space and Place
Hypertext Rhetorics

Practices of Academic Writing (FYC)
Critical Research and Writing (FYC)
Digital Writing
Rhetorics of Games and Gamification
Digital Identities (Social Media)
Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing
Studies in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and/as Design
Research and Writing
Professional Writing
Information Architecture

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Director of Electronic Resources, Rhetoric Society of America (2012 present)

Position includes RSA Board membership

Workshop Leader, Rhetoric and Networks. RSA Summer Institute, 2015.

Editorial Board, Enculturation
Editorial Board, Kairos
Editorial Board, Computers and Composition Online

Reviewer, College Composition and Communication; PRE/TEXT; JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Culture, and Politics; Composition Studies; Computers and Composition; Pedagogy

Manuscript Reviewer: University of Chicago Press, University of Michigan Press, NCTE,
Southern Illinois University Press, Parlor Press

Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference (2002, 2003. 2004, 2006, 2007)
Stage 1 Proposal Reviewer, CCCC (2005, 2009)

Associate/Online Editor, College Composition and Communication (2005-2009)

Director of Graduate Studies, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse
Spring 2005 Summer 2009 (Interim Director, Fall 2011 2012)
Graduate Studies Committee (2003-2010, 2011-2012, 2014-present)
Founding Co-Director, CCR Working Group on Job Placement

Computers and Composition Outstanding Book Award for Lingua Fracta. (2010)

Excellence in Graduate Education Award, Syracuse University (2006)

Best Academic Weblog, Computers and Writing (2005)

Certificate of Excellence in Instructional Technology, Old Dominion University (2000)

Faculty Innovator Grant, Old Dominion University (1999)

Available upon request

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