Published!

I’m excited and honored to announce that “An Organizational Structure of Indie Rock Musicians as Displayed by Facebook Usage” has been published at the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication! The abstract is below. This article contains some preliminary findings from my dissertation, which will be done in May 2017. Big thanks are due to […]

ABC-SWUS Presentation

I’m proud to have presented the first research from my dissertation at the Southwestern Regional Conference of the Association for Business Communication. The presentation was called “Earn a Living: The Business Communication Practices of Indie Rock Arts Entrepreneurs,” and I discussed findings from the first 18 interviews of my larger study on the business communication […]

Association for Business Communication Conference: Trifecta

At the 2015 Association for Business Communication Conference in Seattle, I was pleased to complete a trifecta of sorts: I presented my talk “No Immediate Plans: Arts Nonprofit Motivations in Choice or Rejection of Crowdfunding,” had my corresponding paper featured in the proceedings of the conference, and was awarded a Graduate Student Travel Scholarship! Many […]

Talking Business with Artists

I had the great honor of being a respondent on the plenary closing panel “Emerging Voices: Directions for the Field” at the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE) Second Annual Conference on October 16-17. It was hosted by The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise at The Ohio State University. The […]

Published in Intercom!

I am excited to be published in the May 2015 edition of Intercom, the society of Technical Communicators’ monthly magazine. My article is entitled “Let’s Talk About Jane: The Ethics of ‘Other’ Knowledge.” In it, I argue that technical communicators have an ethical imperative to continually interrogate their epistemology and best practices by investigating and potentially integrating tactics […]

Graduate Research Symposium: “The Regularization and Regulation of Kickstarter Proposals”

I was honored to be selected for inclusion in the 10th Annual NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, which took place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. I presented a poster based on some ongoing qualitative research I’m doing in relation to the emergent genre of Kickstarter writing. I am also interested in studying crowdfunding writing more broadly; […]

CCCCs: Crowdfunding

I was pleased to present at CCCC some research I’ve been doing on crowdfunding and grant writing. I delivered “Proposal Networks: An Activity Theory Analysis of Crowdfunding and Grant Writing” on a panel with Jason Swarts and Kristyne Bradford, who was sadly unable to attend. The talk featured a theoretical arm about activity theory and […]

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 […]

Achievement Unlocked: CCCC Presentation

Indianapolis told me to say hello to you all, as I was just recently there as part of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. I and four colleagues presented on the use of RikiWiki in graduate-level rhetoric and composition courses. I spoke about the graduate students’ perspectives on the assignment. It was a fun […]