I study and teach digital publishing, editing, grant writing, writing and assessing for multimedia (including tenure & promotion evaluations), editing multimedia, and academic literacies (including writing for academic genres and writing for publication) in the US and abroad. In all of my courses, workshops, and research, I take a rhetorical approach to 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 research and teaching in digital writing studies and publishing studies and includes articles published 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. I am also co-principal investigator on a $1m Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-source academic publishing platform for print and multimedia scholarship, called Vega.