AI Ethics!

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 […]

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 talk to students. My keynote […]

Crowdsource TPC

At CPTSC 2019, I discussed ways forward for teachers of social media in technical communication. There are few resources for tech comm social media teachers, and I argued that a centralized place to share materials would be a boon to teachers. Enter Crowdsource TPC, an initiative built by Chris Lam at the University of North […]

Interviewed!

I was honored when one of my former students asked me to participate in an interview about my involvement in civic life. I talked for much longer than the five minutes allowed (but of course). You can see the edited-down version here: I’d like to note that fantastic Christian rock band Bleach is a co-star […]

I’ve joined a board! 

My friend and collaborator Chris Krycho is beginning work on a massive note-taking/referencing managing/word-processing/document formatting tool aimed at making things easier for writers of academic research, and he’s keeping people updated via email. (It’s temporarily called rewrite.) The goal is to replace the hodgepodge collection of research tools that each academic uses with a single piece of […]

About Town

I was honored to have three speaking requests in March. I opened the month speaking to the Surge Network on “The Blessings and Curses of Social Media”. I was honored to present to pastors with suggestions on how to approach unhealthy and healthy social media use in their work with parishioners. The talk was recorded; […]

Hired!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in Arizona State University’s Technical Communication program in Fall 2017! As an assistant professor, I suppose that I should stop using so many exclamation marks and become more concise in my writing style.

Editorships

I’ve been keeping busy even over the summer. I presented on a panel at the Arts Entrepreneurship Educator’s Conference in Dallas, Texas in June. At the conference, I was announced as an assistant editor of The Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research. As the current edition is the first edition, I am a founding editor! I […]