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 […]

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 […]

Guest Lectures!

Spring was a busy season for guest lectures! I gave five talks in four different venues. In April, Missouri State University’s Technical and Professional Writing program invited me to give a faculty workshop as part of MSU’s English Week Conference. I was honored to lead keynote workshop and give a […]

Back on the Pod!

I’m thrilled to report that Mercy Harper invited me to talk on the APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center) podcast again! This time I got to talk about the role of artificial intelligence in business communication. I love talking about this stuff. Here’s a direct link to the pod, but […]

Collaborative Journal Article!

Collaborative work is some of my favorite work, so I’m proud to announce that our newest article “Artificial Intelligence in Business Communication: The Changing Landscape of Research and Teaching” is online now! Thanks to Kristen Getchell, Peter Cardon, Carolin Fleischmann, Haibing Ma, Jolanta Aritz, and James Stapp for being a […]

New book chapter!

I’m really excited to announce that I have a new open-access book chapter called “The Ship of Theseus: Change Over Time in Topics of Technical Communication Research Abstracts” out now. It’s meta-research (research on research) about the field that I work in, so if you want to know what sorts […]

Books of the Year 2021

This year I read a wide variety of books. I found a used bookstore near my house that I loved and bought copious (and often unrelated) books from it. The lists below are in roughly chronological order within each genre/category. The big accomplishments this year were going through the first […]

Amazon Palm Scanning is Not OK

In addition to teaching and researching, I maintain a music blog called Independent Clauses that I founded in 2003. Lisa Whealy and I cover instrumental music of all types, jam bands, folk pop, and singer/songwriter work. Recently, my work on social media and digital ethics intersected with my work at […]

A Busy October

I had a busy October, winning an award and giving three different talks. So as not to bury the lede: I am deeply honored to announce that the Association for Business Communication named me the 2021 recipient of the Rising Star Award at this month’s 86th Annual International Conference. The […]