Professor and Campbell Chair in Technical Communication
Office: 616 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3062
Research Interests: Rhetorical theory, digital/visual rhetorics, print and digital publishing, film theory and production, information architecture, technical communication, computers and writing, content management
Selected Professional Works
Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Second Edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage/Wadsworth, 2011. Print.
Late Poems, 1968-1993 by Kenneth Burke (Coeditor, with Julie Whitaker). Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005.
The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film. (Editor). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003, 2007.
Books (In Production or Under Contract)
Illuminating Rhetoric: A Guide to Seeing, Reading, and Writing. McGraw-Hill; under contract.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)
“New Realities for Scholarly Presses in Trying Economic Times.” Composition Studies 42.1 (Spring 2014): 97-102.
“Twelve Viewers Viewing,” Featured Session, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, 16 March 2013.
“Meet the Press: Conversations with Book Publishers.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). Atlanta, Georgia, 6 November 2010.
“Get Agrippa: A Comment on Chris Miles’s "Occult Retraction.’” (With Joshua Gunn, Morgan Reitmeyer, and William A. Covino). Rhetoric Society Quarterly 39.4 (October 2009): 380-87.
“Open Access Book Publishing in Writing Studies: A Case Study.” (With Charles Bazerman, Mike Palmquist, and David Russell). First Monday. 13.1 (7 January 2008). http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2088/1920
A Burkeian Reading of White Noise.” Approaches to Teaching DeLillo’s White Noise. Ed. John Duvall and Tim Engles. New York: Modern Language Association, 2006. 169–79.
Digital Works, Videos, CDs & DVDs, Software (Published)
Computers and Writing 2010 Drupal Site: http://www.digitalparlor.org/cw2010
Conference Presentations (Delivered)
“Elaborate Identifications: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film.” Presidential Dream Course and Lecture, University of Oklahoma, 3 April 2014.
“Publisher/Designer: Making Augmented Books." Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, 23 May 2014.
“Augmented (Reality) Books and Their Implications for Technical Communication.” Association for Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 March 2014.
“Multi-Touch, Interactive, Augmented Books and Their Challenges for Authors and Publishers.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 10 Nov. 2013.
“Toward a New Rhetoric (of Motives: Burke, Perelman, and the Analysis of the Present.” Rhetoric as Equipment for Living: Kenneth Burke, Culture, and Education Conference, University of Ghent, Belgium, 5 May 2013.
[Keynote] “Social Reading and Publishing Platforms” Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 March 2013.
“Easy EPUB Ebooks with InDesign.” With Charles Lowe and Jim Kalmbach. Half-day workshop. Computers and Writing 2012. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, North Carolina, 17 May 2012.
“The Beginning of Books?” Invited Keynote. Digital Platforms and the Future of Books. University of Florida Digital Assembly Symposium. Gainesville, Florida, 20-21 Jan. 2012.
“Natural User Interfaces and the Rhetoric of Identification.” Computers and Writing 2012. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, North Carolina, 17 May 2012.
“Meet the Press: Conversations with Book Publishers.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). Atlanta, Georgia, 5 November 2011.
“The Future(s) of Computers and Writing (Town Hall). Moderator and presenter.” Computers and Writing 2011, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 21 May 2011)
“Writing in Motion: The Futures of the Digital Scholarly Press,” Computers and Writing 2011, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 21 May 2011)
“The Challenges of Innovation in Academic Culture.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. CCCC (Atlanta, GA, 8 April 2011).
“DIY Publishing and Design in Composition: Blurb, MagCloud, Wix.” Cengage Learning “Viva Composition” Conference. Las Vegas, NV. November, 2010.
“Emergent Printing and Publishing Technologies in the Digital Age: A Publisher’s Perspective.” Electronic Imaging Conference. San Jose, CA. Jan. 2010.
Invited Lecture. “The Future of the Book for Scholars in the Humanities.” Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX. October, 2010.
Keynote Address. “Illuminating Visual Rhetoric and the Semiotics of Identification.” Rhetoric of the Visible. Venice, Italy. April, 2010.
Keynote Address. "Visual Rhetoric in the Digital Age." Texas Two-Year College Association. San Antonio, TX. January, 2010.
“The Democratization of Production and Its Implications for Publishing in Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March, 2010.