I study and teach rhetorical activities and genres in digital media and publishing contexts, emphasizing how users learn to analyze and produce them towards 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/composition, technical communication, and publishing studies, including articles in Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, 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.