My scholarly interests primarily concern the multiple intersections of writing and technology. Writing itself is a technology, but also intersects with multiple other technologies in the production and consumption of writing. I define writing broadly to include the traditional alphabetic form, as well as other modes, including the visual, aural, and so forth. As such, my research focuses on theorizing literacy and writing pedagogy across multiple media, genres, and sites. In examining writing in the academic, personal, and professional contexts, my approach integrates rhetorical theory—from the ancient to digital, multimodal/multiliteracy theory, genre theory, communication across the curriculum, and cultural studies. To understand twenty-first century composing practices, I historicize literacy across centuries and media. In my research, I analyze texts in the emerging media of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality, comparing them with antecedent versions of similar texts that use "antiquated" media. I present how understanding the similarities between and affordances of these forms enables both creators and instructors to better understand composing in new and historical modes.
With Stacy W. Rice and Russell G. Carpenter.
The Peer Review (October 2015): n.p.
Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. October 15, 2014.