College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Jarrod Thacker

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Jarrod Thacker eagerly joins the MATRF as a first-year Masters of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) student studying technical and visual communication. Jarrod is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Film, TV and Digital Media.

When his undergraduate career originally began in 2007, Jarrod developed his deep appreciation for technical communication while working nights in technical support. He continued this interest during a later academic leave where he worked as an laboratory analyst, performing QA/QC work, assisting with SOP drafts, and eventually developing a new method for lab data archival.

Jarrod returned to school in 2010 to focus on written and digital composition. While at the University of Kentucky, he held positions in the writing center as a consultant, and in the distance learning program as a multimedia assistant, where he collaborated with faculty to produce course content. He also had a brief position as a reporter and photographer for the student newspaper, winning a KY Press award for work on continued coverage.

He is excited to continue his education and professional career at Clemson, and hopes to put his diverse interests and experience to good use in the MATRF.