Kerry Skram (’95 English and 2011 English Dept. Distinguished Alumni Award recipient) wrote an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense and Sensibility” for ISU Theatre. Read the LAS story here. The production opens on February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Theater in Ames.
Sarah Burke (2013) was recently awarded the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize for her poetry collection, “Blueprints.” The manuscript was Sarah’s thesis when she graduated from the MFA program in 2013. The book has a tentative release date of August 2019.
David Niedergeses completed his dissertation research, “Constructing collaborative ecologies: How selection, practice, and mediation assemble and shape social and collaborative software” before moving into a successful career in the software industry beginning with a position at IBM. He is now a User Experience Manager at Workiva in Ames, IA, where he leads user research and … Continue reading David Niedergeses
Elizabeth Wardle is Howe Professor and Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami of Ohio. Her research on transfer at Iowa State led her to develop the “writing about writing” method of teaching composition. Her best-selling textbook is used widely, along with her co-edited book on “threshold concepts”. Elizabeth earned her PhD … Continue reading Elizabeth Wardle
Clay Spinuzzi is Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and the University of Texas at Austin, and teaches in the School of Information. He studies workplaces and how people circulate information through them. He’s written four books: Tracing Genres through Organizations (MIT), Network (Cambridge), Topsight (CreateSpace), and All Edge (Chicago). Clay earned his PhD in Rhetoric … Continue reading Clay Spinuzzi
Scott Graham, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, directs the Public Engagement and Science Communication Laboratory. Scott’s recent book, The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (University of Chicago Press), chronicles three years of ethnographic research and nearly ten years of archival research into interdisciplinary pain medicine and related public policy. Scott received … Continue reading Scott Graham
As Researcher Development Coordinator, Amy does training and development for ISU’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Previously, Amy did training for Ames Laboratory and ISU’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Amy earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication and a Master’s degree in Rhetoric, Composition, & Professional Communication from Iowa State.
Sharon Wiederanders is an Information Architect at Garmin International, where she is the TechComm Coordinator for the fitness segment, serving as subject matter expert and content strategist. Deliverables include printed and online manuals, graphical instructions, and video scripts. Sharon also serves on the TechComm project review board and coordinates efforts of multiple authors. Sharon graduated … Continue reading Sharon Wiederanders
Janna Dorman is a senior web-based training developer at Allina Health, a large healthcare organization located in Minneapolis, MN. She creates interactive eLearning content utlizing adult-learning and scenario-based instructional design principles. Janna graduated in 2014 with an M.A. in Rhetoric, Communication, and Professional Communication.
DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College, a multi-campus community college of 60,000 students near Washington, D.C., received an Iowa State B.A. in 1993 and M.A. in 1995, both in English. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola-Chicago and was president of La Positas College in California before going to Montgomery … Continue reading DeRionne Pollard