The Final Countdown

Counting Down To


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I’m Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where my teaching and research work bridges technical and professional communication and digital rhetorics.¬†I am also an Associate Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

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scraping together fragments

Just some bits and pieces I’m reading as I work on a chapter I’ve submitted for an edited collection. The heart of it is a paper I’m resurrecting (from a conference presentation a few years ago) on the professionalization of graduate students, especially distance graduate students, and social media. Fingers crossed. Today, I’m just shoring up a few fragments that I’ve been reading recently that I’ll most likely incorporate. Trying to get back my good habits of writing every day, but that’s harder than it sounds when I cajole my students.

Collin Brooke on strong and weak ties and the media that help make them.

Anders Fagerjord on visibility as an academic. Lots of examples and links to further material here, too.

Nathaniel Rivers on scholartweeting at conferences, especially #RSA14

All of this wanders around somewhere between specialization, professionalization, and just plain behaving as a professional in the 21st c.