I am currently the director of ISUComm, a university-wide curricular initiative to strengthen the teaching of communication, especially written, oral, visual, and electronic modes. I am interested in new media theory and digital rhetoric and methodologies for assessing integrated multimodal communication. I am an avid gardener, genealogist, and collector (books, DVDs, watercolors).
- office: 437 Ross Hall; 3024 Morrill Hall
- office hours: Mon.-Wed. 1-2 (Morrill Hall)
- office phone: (515) 294-3584
- email: email@example.com
- new media theory
- computer-based pedagogy
- classical rhetoric
- multimodal communication assessment
- web design
Selected Professional Activities
- “Developing Multimodal Assessment Rubrics,” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Austin, TX, May 29, 2008.
- “Communication Across the Curriculum: Building Programmatic Coherence,” Writing Program Administrators Conference, Denver, CO, July 11, 2008.
- “Teaching ‘Electronic’ Argument in a Multimodal Context,” Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing, Ames, IA, November 7, 2008.
- “Join the WOVE Club: Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Communication,” Iowa Council of Teachers of English, Des Moines, IA, October 5, 2007.
- "Integrating TA Expertise into a Twenty-First-Century Communication Curriculum, Council on Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (October 13, 2006), San Francisco, CA .
- “Digitizing a Day: Rhetorical Theory in Street Clothes,” Conference on Composition and Communication (March 20–23, 2002), Chicago, IL.
- “Electronic Portfolios: Genre, Database, or Interface?” Conference on Composition and Communication (March 19–22, 2003), New York, NY.
- "The Cybercinematic Techniques of New Media," Computers and Writing Conference (May 24, 2003) West Lafayette, IN.
- “UCES: An Undergraduate CSE Initiative,” (with Thomas L. Marchioro II and David M. Martin), Computational Science & Engineering, 2, no. 3 (Fall 1995), 69–73.
- “Centers for Applied Writing: A Conceptual Model,” (with Charles Kostelnick, Richard Freed, and Thomas Kent), The Technical Writing Teacher, 17, no. 2 (Spring 1990), 136–49.
- “Computer-Extended Audiences for Student Writers: Some Theoretical and Practical Implications,” in Lisa Gerrard, ed., *Writing at Century’s End: Essays on Computer-Assisted Composition* (New York: Random House, 1987), 21–26.
- Ph.D., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- A.M., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- B.A., English, German, University of Louisville