Ph.D., Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MA, Technical and Professional Communication
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
BA, Journalism – Professional Writing
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Career formation in artists
Digital arts (music, poetry, video)
Carradini, S. (2016). “An organizational structure of indie rock musicians as displayed by Facebook usage,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. OnlineFirst. doi:10.1177/0047281616667677.
Henze, B. with Miller, C. and Carradini, S. (2016). Technical communication. Genre across Borders. Retrieved from http://genreacrossborders.org/research/technical-communication
Carradini, S. (2015). “Arts nonprofit motivation in choice or rejection of crowdfunding,” in Snyder, J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 80th Annual International Conference of Association for Business Communication, Seattle, Wash. Blacksburg, Va.: Association for Business Communication.
Carradini, S. (2016). “Review of Creative Economy and Culture,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 59 (4). Forthcoming.
Carradini, S. (2015). “Let’s talk about Jane: The ethics of ‘other’ knowledge,” Intercom, 62 (5), p. 18-19.
“Teaching crowdfunding as an emerging business writing genre,” targeted to Journal of Business and Technical Communication
“Business communication genre use by extra-institutional musicians,” October 21, 2016. Association for Business Communication Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
“The revealing business writing practices of classical and indie rock musicians,” October 14, 2016. Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education conference, Decatur, IL.
“Genre system: The effects of technology on the relationships between genres,” May 28, 2016. Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
“Genre system: The effects of technology on the relationships between genres,” March 18, 2016. Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Raleigh, N.C.
“Earn a living: The business communication practices of indie rock arts entrepreneurs,” March 11, 2016. Southwest Association for Business Communication Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla.
“Arts nonprofit motivation in choice or rejection of crowdfunding,” October 29, 2015. Association for Business Communication Conference, Seattle, Wash.
“Emerging voices in the field” plenary panel, October 17, 2015. Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education conference, Columbus, Ohio.
“Proposal networks: An activity theory analysis of crowdfunding and grant writing,” March 19, 2015. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Fla.
“The regularization and regulation of Kickstarter proposals,” March 25, 2015. Graduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
“Evaluating the impact of college arts entrepreneurship education” plenary panel, June 6, 2014. Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education conference, Dallas, Texas.
“You left your knowledge open: Using RikiWiki for collaborative knowledge-building in writing studies,” March 21, 2014. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Ind.
“The silencing of the internet buzz band,” April 3, 2013. Auburn Research Week, Auburn, Ala.
“The silencing of the internet buzz band,” February 28, 2013. Auburn University Graduate Scholars Forum, Auburn, Ala.
“The silencing of the internet buzz band,” February 13-16, 2013. Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mex.
“Means nothing to some: A history of the rhetorical war over ‘indie rock,’” November 1-3, 2012. Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Pittsburgh, Penn.
“Means nothing to some: A history of the rhetorical war over ‘indie rock,’” March 31, 2012. Voices in English Studies 2: The Conversation Continues, Auburn, Ala.
“See these bones: A framework for rhetorical analysis of music criticism,” February 28, 2012. Auburn University Graduate Scholars Forum, Auburn, Ala.
“See these bones: A framework for rhetorical analysis of music criticism,” February 8, 2012. Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association (SWTXPCA) Conference, Albuquerque, New Mex.
Referencing “An organizational structure of indie rock musicians as displayed by Facebook usage”
Pitchfork.com, “Indie Rock Musicians Suck at Business Communications, New Study Finds,” Sep. 30, 2016. Archive.
AltPress.com, “Independent musicians face significant challenges with business communication, study says,” Oct. 2, 2016. Archive.
Phys.Org, “Study finds indie rockers face business communication challenges,” Sep. 29, 2016. Archive.
TeamRock.com, “Study finds young bands need business skills to succeed,” Oct. 4, 2016. Archive.
UltimateGuitar.com, “Academic Study: The Essential Skill Young Bands Are Lacking in Order to Succeed,” Oct. 5, 2016. Archive.
M-Magazine.co.uk, “Indie-rock artists must be more business savvy, says report,” Oct. 3, 2016. Archive.
Metal-Hammer.De. “Studie: Junge Bands brauchen Wirtschafts-Fähigkeiten, um erfolgreich zu sein,” Oct. 5, 2016. Archive.
Publico.Pt. “O que andam os músicos indie a fazer no Facebook?,” Oct. 9, 2016. Archive.
Newsr.In, “Indie Rock Musicians Suck at Business Communications, New Study Finds,” Sep. 30, 2016. Archive.
IndieHoy.com, “Un estudio revela que los músicos independientes fallan en la comunicación,” Oct. 6, 2016. Archive.
RockOverdose.gr, “Νέα μελέτη δείχνει πως οι νεοσύστατες μπάντες θα πρέπει να έχουν επιχειρηματικές δεξιότητες για να επιτύχουν,” Oct. 6, 2016. Archive.
Undisclosd.com, “Indie Rock Musicians Suck at Business Communications, New Study Finds,” Sep 30, 2016. Archive.
MediaRefined.com, “Indie Rock Musicians Suck at Business Communications, New Study Finds,” Sep 30, 2016. Archive.
This Page Will Self Destruct, “A New Academic Study Breaks Down Some of the Business Challenges Facing Independent Musicians,” Oct. 1, 2016. Archive.
News.ncsu.edu. “Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges,” Sep. 28, 2016. Archive.
Interview, WKNC 88.1 “Eye on the Triangle,” February 17, 2016. Archive.
Gave 8-minute interview on extra-institutional musician research
Multiple media sources, Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project, June-July 2015. Archive.
Associated Press, World News Network, Washington Times, Philadelphia Tribune, News and Observer, Herald-Sun, Charlotte Observer, Star News, Hendersonville Times-News, Fox Carolina News, WRAL TV 5, and News 14 provided coverage of the “Fill up the Jails” reenactment
2016 Thank a Teacher Recognition
Program allows students the opportunity to thank NC State professors who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in their lives
2016 Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, Association for Business Communication conference
2015 Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, Association for Business Communication conference
2013 University Graduate Fellowship, North Carolina State University
Given to three outstanding new doctoral students per program each year
2012 Betty Travis Naugle Academic Award for Technical and Professional Communication
Given to two second-year Auburn MTPC students who show academic promise
2011 Department of English Fellowship for Technical and Professional Communication
Given to one entering Auburn MTPC student for outstanding application
Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project, ‘14-‘15
- Assisted with sound design, logistical planning, and project coordination for a project recreating the “Fill Up the Jails” speech in physical and online environments
- Helped plan and run a live event with 200+ audience members recreating the speech
- Coordinated a recording session of the speech
- Researched and drafted all content for the first version of the VMLK project website
North Carolina Humanities Council Mini-grant for Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project
Awarded to support Phase 1 of a multi-stage Digital Humanities project
Research Assistant, Carolyn Miller, ’14-‘15
Conducted bibliographic research, helped edit chapters of an edited collection, and assisted in administrative tasks
Research Assistant, Jo Mackiewicz, Spring 2012
Assisted in management and publicity of SLOT-C (Service Learning Opportunities in Technical Communication) database
Research Assistant, Chad Wickman, Fall 2011
Conducted bibliography creation, content curation, and collaborative idea narrowing for a research article related to rhetoric of science
GTA Instructor of Record, North Carolina State, ’13-present
Taught in English and Communication departments
GTA Instructor of Record, Auburn University, ’12-‘13
Taught in the English Department
North Carolina State
English / Communication 395—Rhetoric and Digital Media: The Rhetoric of Artist Work in the Digital Era (Spring 2015, one section) Course designed and implemented from scratch
- English 331—Communication for Engineering and Technology (Spring 2016, two sections; Summer 2016, one section)
- English 332—Communication for Business and Management (Summer 2014, online, one section)
- English 101—Academic Writing and Research (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
- Communication 267—Electronic Media Writing (Fall 2016, two sections)
- Communication 307—Digital Audio Production (Fall 2015, one section)
English 333—Communication for Science and Research
- English 1120—Composition 2, Business track (Spring 2013, one section)
- English 1100—Composition 1, Disease Hunters learning community (Fall 2012, one section)
- English 1100—Composition 1 (Fall 2012, one section)
- English 3040—Business Writing (Spring 2012, co-taught, one section)
Podcasting Lectures and Live Recordings. COM 267 – Media Writing (two sections). March 23, 2016.
Podcasting Lecture and Live Recording. COM 267 – Media Writing. October 12, 2015.
Writing Music Promotional E-mails Lecture. COM 267 – Media Writing. February 12, 2015.
Podcasting Workshop. COM 267 – Electronic Writing (two sections). October 16, 2014.
Podcasting Lecture. COM 267 – Electronic Writing (two sections). October 14, 2014.
Bitcoin and Kickstarter. COM 421 – Communication Law. December 3, 2013.
To the Disciplines
Assistant Editor, Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research, ’13-present
Assist in editing and copyediting content for the journal
Assistant Editor, Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, ’14-present
Assist in editing and copyediting content for the journal
Assistant Editor, Meridian: A Journal of K-16 Education Technology, ’13-present
Shepherd articles through the editorial process from submission to publication
Planning Committee Member, North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, ’13-‘15
Read proposals, organized panels, and helped create printed schedule
Planning Committee Member, Carolina Rhetoric Conference, ’15-‘16
Read proposals, organized panels, and helped write CFP
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Association for Business Communication, ’16-present
To the University
Treasurer, CRDM Student Association, ’14-‘16
- Managed the budget, appropriations requests, disbursement of funds, and reporting for the 50-person student organization
- Co-wrote multiple policy statements representing student voices to faculty
Non-voting Committee Member, Technical Communication Professor Search, ’14-‘15
Represented student voices through full involvement in the search process
Committee Member, CRDM Core Courses Evaluation Committee, 2015
Represented student voices on a panel working to evaluate a specific CRDM course
Co-developer, Thought Breaks Colloquium, 2014
Created a one-time event that brought two CRDM student researchers and a prominent community member together on a research panel.
Panelist, First-year Teaching Practicum, October 26, 2012
Invited to answers questions from first-semester graduate students about teaching
Workshop leader, ENGL 4520: The Nineteenth-Century Novel, October 20, 2011
Invited to teach document design principles to groups working on projects
To the Community
Writing coach, Auburn Community Writing Center, ’12-‘13
Provided free resume writing assistance to members of the community one day a week
Preliminary judge, Raleigh Fine Arts Literary Contest, ’13-present
Read and rated student short stories as a preliminary judge
Association for Business Communication
Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC)
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Rhetoric Society of America
Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education