I am very excited to announce that Eric Nystrom and I have a new article that published today in Technical Communication (the journal of Society for Technical Communication). “Elements of an Emerging Style Guide for Kickstarter” is a corpus analysis piece that identifies written stylistic elements common to successful (and unsuccessful) campaigns on the crowdfunding […]
It’s always lovely to receive an award that you had no idea was on its way. I am deeply honored to note that this month I received the (ASU) President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness. (In my university mailbox! Out of nowhere!) The award cited my significant contributions to Project Cities, which won the medal as […]
For my last talk of the year, I was honored to be invited to the classroom of the ASU Prep Poly Experience. These ASU Prep high school students have been hearing lectures from faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts all semester about a wide array of topics. I gave a lecture on […]
Jaunting about (intensely)
In September and October, I made the most of a pre-tenure teaching leave and gave five separate talks. I’d like to thank New Valley Church, the Association for Business Communication, ACM SIGDOC, The Arizona Site Stewards Conference, and the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication for welcoming me! I began in September by […]
Fulfilling Work, or not
I’ve been finishing up some big projects this year, and I’ve begun to look to the future. One can’t look too deeply into the new projects before finishing the old, lest one get distracted. But still, the faint outlines of new work can become a little less faint while wrapping up existing projects. (Nota bene: […]
Published at JBTC!
I am absolutely thrilled to report that “The Effects of Multimodal Elements on Success in Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaigns” is live now at the Journal of Business and Technical Communication! This is my first JBTC article, and I’m very excited to publish there. I’m also very excited because this is the first article produced from a […]
I’m happy to announce that I’m co-editing an edition of Frontiers in Communication on the topic of “Advances in Entrepreneurship and Communication.” I’m working with a great team of Ryan Miller, Antonio La Sala, Cheng Hong, and Gustavo L. Simao to curate work on the topic. If you have any work you’re doing on entrepreneurship […]
New Article about Civic Social Media
I’m very excited to announce that my new piece “Civic Social Media: A Detailed Case for Classroom Use” is now published at Programmatic Perspectives! The article details a complex pedagogical case for use in technical communication classrooms, drawn from a service learning project I ran in 2018. Here’s the abstract: This paper discusses a complex […]
Applied Rhetoric Symposium!
This month, I was pleased to virtually attend and present at the 4th Applied Rhetoric Symposium. I spoke on a new project I’m developing, and this initial version of the project was called “Let’s Have Better Arguments About the Internet: A Stasis-Question Analysis of Rhetoric Concerning the Governance of the Internet.” The short abstract is […]
Service Learning Project!
This Spring semester, my students in Social Media in the Workplace had the great opportunity to work with the Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation to redevelop a social media plan for the organization. The organization supports the Arizona Site Steward program, which consists of volunteers who monitor and help manage historic sites of archaeological interest […]