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Jordan Frith, Ph.D.

Jordan Frith, Ph.D.

Pearce Professor of Professional Communication

Department of English
Office: 602

PhD Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University (2012); M.S., Technical Communication, James Madison University (2008); B.A., English, James Madison University (2005)


technical communication, composition, mobile media and infrastructure, histories of technology

Research Interests
Infrastructure studies, writing studies, mobile media and communication,

Jordan Frith is the Pearce Professor of Professional Communication at Clemson University. He is the author of 3 books and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in a variety of highly competitive, higher impact disciplinary journals. His work has also been impactful, and as of February 2022 had been cited almost 2000 times in the past ten years. His second book--Smartphones as Locative Media--was published as part of Polity's Digital Media & Society series. His third book – A Billion Little Pieces: RFID and Infrastructures of Identification – was published by MIT Press in Spring 2019. As of January, 2022 Frith is lead editor on a multi-author book about the use of Virtual Reality across the creative industries that should be published in late 2022 or early 2023. He's also working on 4 other articles at various stages of development and two new book projects.

Professional/Research Links

Multiple article of the year awards from multiple disciplinary organizations

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