I study and teach rhetorical activities and genres in digital media and publishing contexts, emphasizing how users learn to analyze and produce texts for professional purposes. I call this apprenticeship philosophy an editorial pedagogy.
Since 2006, I have been editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. This portfolio showcases my scholarship and teaching in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, and publishing studies, including articles in Classroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, Writing & Pedagogy, and several visual rhetoric and multimodal textbooks. My other books include a scholarly multimedia collection The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman) and the print-based RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach). My newest book, Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (with Kristin Arola and Jenny Sheppard), is available to order from Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.
If you have questions about my editorial pedagogy or my research and teaching, please email me.