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The faculty included below have been, for the past five academic years, teaching seminars, chairing colloquia for the RCID program, serving on examination-dissertation committees, and working on the RCID Advisory Committee. It has been our decision to add faculty from the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities as they actively live the life of the program, which includes those who are scheduled to teach in the near future, rather than to put forth a list of potential faculty, which is, indeed, immense across the CAAH. Other colleagues will soon appear in the list.

Stephanie Barczewski Professor of History

Sample Publications: •Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood. Oxford UP, 2000.
•Titanic: A Night Remembered. Hambledon Continuum, 2004.

Interests: Modern British Cultural History

David Blakesley Campbell Chair in Technical Communication
Professor of English
Publisher, Parlor Press

Sample Publications: •Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age (with Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen). Boston: Cengage, 2009.
• “Get Agrippa: A Comment on Chris Miles's 'Occult Retraction '." (Joshua Gunn, Morgan Reitmeyer, and William A. Covino). Rhetoric Society Quarterly 39.4 (October 2009): 380-87.
• “Open Access Book Publishing in Writing Studies: A Case Study.” (With Charles Bazerman, Mike Palmquist, David Russell). First Monday 13.1 (7 January 2008).
•The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film. (Editor). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.
•The Elements of Dramatism. Boston: Longman, 2002.

Interests: rhetorical theory, digital/visual rhetorics, print and digital publishing, film theory and production, information architecture, technical communication, computers and writing, content management.

Bryan E. Denham Professor
Department of Communication Studies

Sample publication: • "Advanced categorical statistics: Issues and applications in communication research." Journal of Communication 52.1 (2002): 162-76.

Interests: Empirical research methods, political and sports communication, media ethics, public opinon, and public policy formation

Andrea Feeser Associate Professor
Department of Art

Sample Publications: •Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering, with artist Gaye Chan,. U of Hawaii P, 2006.
•Public Art Project with Gaye Chan: Historic Waikiki

Interests: Modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism, history of place as represented in visual and material culture

Keith Evan Green Professor of Architecture and MS&E
Director, Intelligent Materials and Systems for Architecture (IMSA)

Sample Publications: • Green, K. E., Gugerty, L., Walker, I, and Witte, J. (2006). "Three Robot-Room /The AWE Project." Proceedings of 2006 CHI (Montreal, Canada): 809-814.
• Green, K. E., Gugerty, L., Walker, I, and Witte, J. (2005). "AWE (Animated Work Environment): Ambient Intelligence in Working Life." Proceedings for Ambience 2005, a Conference on Intelligent Ambience and Well-Being (Tampere, Finland): 1-7.
• Green, K. E., Gugerty, L. J., Witte, J. C., Walker, I. D., Houayek, H., Rubinstein, J., Daniels, R., Turchi, J., Kwoka, M., Dunlop, I. and Johnson J. “Configuring an Animated Work Environment: A User-Centered Design Approach,” Proc. of the International Conference on Intelligent Environments IE08, Seattle, WA, July 2008.
• H. Houayek, K. E. Green, and I. D. Walker. The Animated Work Environment: An Architectural-Robotic System for a Digital Society. Saarbrücken, Germany: Verlag, 2009.
• Green, K. E., Gugerty, L., Walker, I, and Witte, J. (2006). "Three Robot-Rooms." Proceedings of 2006 CHI (Montreal, Canada): 809-814.
Interests: human-centered computing, intelligent environments, human-robot interaction, creativity support environments

Interests: Intelligent Environments, Human Computer Interaction, Human Robot Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous Computing

Cynthia Haynes Associate Professor
Department of English
Director of First-Year Composition
Co-Chair, Colloquium on Serious Games

Sample Publications: •High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs. U of Michigan P, 1998.
•MOOniversity: A Student's Guide to Online Learning Environments. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
• "Writing Offshore: The Disappearing Coastline of Composition Theory." JAC 23.4 (Winter 2003). James L. Kinneavy Award for best article in JAC, 2003 (Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition).

Interests: rhetoric and composition, critical theory, digital/visual rhetorics, computer game studies, information design, serious design, feminist theory, architecture, continental philosophy

Jan Rune Holmevik Assistant Professor
Department of English
Co-Chair, Colloquium on Serious Games

Sample Publications: •High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs. U of Michigan P, 1998.
•MOOniversity: A Student's Guide to Online Learning Environments. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
•Inter/vention: Free Play in the Age of Electracy (forthcoming, MIT P)

Interests: interactive media, computer game studies, humanistic informatics, experience design

Tharon W. Howard Professor
Department of English
Director, Usability Testing Facility
Director, Multimedia Authoring Teaching & Research Facility (Matrf)

Sample Publications: •Visual Communication: A Writer's Guide. 2nd Ed. With Susan Hilligoss. NY: Longman, 2001.
•Electronic Networks: Crossing Boundaries. Co-Edited with Chris Benson, Dixie Goswami, and Walter Gooch. NY: Heinemann Boynton-Cook, 1999.

Interests: usability and user-experience design, visual communication and visual rhetorics, multimedia authoring and digital publishing, electronic community architectures, rhetorical and literary theories, professional and technical communication

Christina Nguyen Hung Assistant Professor
Department of Art
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Selected Exhibitions and Performances: •A Knock at the Door, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY, 2005.
• X/Y, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, 2005. Festival Intermediale, with subRosa, Mainz, Germany, 2001.
• Digital Secrets: a think-tank forum, with subRosa, Institute for Studies in the Arts (ISA), Arizona State U, Tempe, AZ, 2000.

Interests: bioart, public art, new media, and visual culture

Karyn Orgata Jones Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair
Department of Communication Studies

Sample Publications: • Jones, K.O. & Pelton, R. (2009). Attribute agenda setting and breast cancer coverage in newspapers. Journal of Health and Mass Communication.
• Jones, K.O. & Smith, M.R. (2007). 'Fat, furious, and forever wanting food': Prader-Willi syndrome in major newspapers, 2000-2005. Disability Studies Quarterly, 27(3).
• Jones, K.O., Denham, B. E., & Springston, J.K. (2007). Differing effects of mass and interpersonal communication on breast cancer risk estimates: An exploratory study of college students and their mothers. Health Communication, 21(2), 165-176.

Research interests: communication about disability and health in interpersonal, family, organizational, and mass mediated contexts; identity, social support and uncertainty management as frameworks for understanding disability and health.

Steven B. Katz Roy Pearce Professor of Professional Communication
Department of English

Sample Publications: • "The Phantom Machine: The Invisible Ideology of Email (A Cultural Critique)." With Myra Moses. Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. J. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V Willis, eds. SUNY P (2006): 71-105.
• "The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust." Republished in Central Works in Technical Communication, Stuart Selber and Johndan Johnson Eilola, eds. Oxford UP, 2004. 195-210.
•Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse. With Ann Penrose. 2nd Edition. NY: Allyn and Bacon Series in Technical Communication (Addison Wesley Longman), 2004.
• "Letter as Essence: The Rhetorical (Im)pulse of the Hebrew Alefbet." Journal of Communication and Religion 26 (2003): 125-160.
•The Epistemic Music of Rhetoric: Toward the Temporal Dimension of Reader Response and Writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996.

Interests: Rhetorical analysis (rhetoric and poetics, rhetorics of style, poetics of science, biotech and medical communication with the public); rhetoric and ethics (ideologies of technologies, technical communication ethics, philosophies of ethics, ethics of style); ancient alternative rhetorics (Biblical, affectintuitive, Jewish/sophistic, kabbalistic); material rhetorics (alphabetic, poetic, mystical, digital)

Michael LeMahieu Director, Pearce Center for Professional Communication, Assistant Professor
Deptartment of English

Sample Publications: • Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975. Under Contract, Oxford University Press.
• "The Theater of Hustle and the Hustle of Theater: Play, Player, and Played in Susan-Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog." African American Review 44.2 (Summer 2011), forthcoming.
• "Creative Inquiry: Facts, Values, and Undergraduate Research in the Humanities." Reading, Writing, and Research: Undergraduate Students as Scholars in Literary Studies. Ed. Laura Behling (Washington, D.C.: Council on Undergraduate Research, 2009), 29-41.
• "Nonsense Modernism: The Discourse of Modernity, the Language of Feelings, and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus." Bad Modernisms. Ed. Douglas Mao and Rebecca L. Walkowitz (Duke UP, 2006), 68-93.
• "Robotic Humanities, Postwar Philosophies." Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 32.2 (Fall 2002): 51-59. Review of John McCumber,Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy in the McCarthy Era and Samuel C. Wheeler III, Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy.

Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first century literature and philosophy. Critical Theory. Intellectual History.

Brian McGrath Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Department of English
Chair, RCID Theory and Criticism Colloquium

Sample Publications: Reading in the Dark: Romanticism and the Future of Unremembered Acts (under contract with Northwestern UP) • "Keats for Beginners," Studies in Romanticism 50 (Summer 2011): 349-370.
• "Roussea's Crusoe: Or, on Learning to Read as Not Myself," Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.1 (Fall 2010): 119-139.
• "Refuge for the Homeless: Not at Home: in Romanticism and Comparative Literature," Literature Compass, vol. 7 (Summer 2010): 542-554.
• "Wordsworth, 'Simon Lee,' and the Craving for Incidents," Studies in Romanticism 48.4 (Winter 2009): 565-582.
• "Thomas De Quincey and the Language of Literature: Or, on the Necessity of Ignorance," Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 47:4 (Autumn 2007): 847-862.
• "Towards a Poetry of the Present: William Carlos Williams’s Paterson, Book Three," Sagetrieb 18:2-3 (Fall and Winter 2002): 219-242. Also printed in William Carlos Williams and the Language of Poetry, eds. BurtonHatlen and Demetres Tryphonopoulos (Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 2002): 219-242.

Interests: European Romanticism, Poetry and Poetics, Rhetorical Reading, Literary and Aesthetic Theory, Continental Philosophy

Jeff Love Associate Professor of German and Russian
Department of Languages

Sample publications: •F.W. J. Schelling's Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Suny 2006), trans. with Johannes Schmidt;
•The Overcoming of History in War and Peace (Rodopi 2004).
•Tolstoy: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, forthcoming May, 2008).

Interests: Narrative theory (in particular Russian formalism, the Prague school and Lotman); theory of the novel; the intersection of literature and philosophy; German idealism, modern German philosophy and critical theory; Russian philosophical thought (from the various forms of dialogism to Kojeve)

William Maker Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Sample publications: •Philosophy Without Foundations: Rethinking Hegel, SUNY Press, 1994
• "Identity, Difference, and the Logic of Otherness."In Identity and Difference, Ed. Philip T. Grier. Albany: SUNY P, 2007.
• "Hegel and Rorty, or How Hegel Saves Pragmatism from Itself." The Owl of Minerva (Spring-Summer 2006).

Interests: Issues in Modernity/Postmodernity, Postfoundational Philosophy, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Critical Theory

Todd May Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religion

Sample publications: •Between Genealogy and Epistemology, 1993;
•The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism, 1994;
•The Moral Theory of Poststructuralism, 1995;
•Reconsidering Difference, 1997;
•Our Practices, Our Selves, 2001;
•Gilles Deleuze: An Introduction, 2005;
•The Philosophy of Foucault, 2006.

Research Interests: Contemporary Continental Philosophy, especially recent French Thought; Anarchism; History of Philosophy

Lee Morrissey Professor of English
Department of English

Sample publications: •From the Temple to the Castle: An Architectural History of English Literature, 1660-1760. U of Virginia P, 1999.
• "Eve's Otherness and the New Ethical Criticism" New Literary History, Spring, 2001.
• "Derrida's 'Nostalgeria': A Post-Colonial Reading of Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences," Historicizing Theory, ed. Peter Herman (SUNY P, 2004).
• Ed. Debating the Canon: A Reader, from Addison to Nafisi. Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005.
• "Restoration and Eighteenth-Century" section of English Literature in
Context, ed. Paul Poplawski. Cambridge UP, 2008.
•The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English
Literary Criticism. Stanford UP, 2008.

Interests: Continental philosophy, cultural and literary theory, political philosophy and theory, post-structuralism, history of criticism, globalization, Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, The Enlightenment

R. Barton Palmer Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature; film, screenwriting and British Literature
Department of English

Sample Publications: • Ed., Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s (Rutgers, 2010)
• Ed. (Steven Sanders), The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (Kentucky, 2009)
•Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (Texas, 2009)
•To Kill a Mockingbird: From Page to Screen (Methuen, 2008)
•Twentieth-Century American Fiction On Screen (Cambridge, 2007)
•Nineteenth American Fiction ON Screen (Cambridge, 2007)
•After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation, Intertextuality (Texas, 2007)
•Medieval Epic and Romance (College, 2007)
•Medieval Religious And Secular Legends (College, 2007)

Interests: Late Medieval English/French literary relations, Hollywood film, film genres

Catherine E. Paul Professor
Department of English

Sample publications: •Poetry in the Museums of Modernism: Yeats, Pound, Moore, Stein. U of Michigan P, 2002.
•W. B. Yeats, A Vision (1925), ed. Catherine E. Paul and Margaret Mills Harper,Collected Works of W. B. Yeats. Scribner and Macmillan, forthcoming.
• "Fascist Cultural Administration and the Pound-Rudge Resuscitation of Vivaldi,"Proceedings of the XXIst International Ezra Pound Conference, forthcoming.
• "Reclaiming Ritual Space: Museum Poems of the 1960s and 1970s." Crossings: A Counter-Disciplinary Journal of Philosophical, Cultural, Historical, and Literary Studies, forthcoming.
• "Margherita Sarfatti and Italian Cultural Nationalism: Five Articles from Il Popolo d'Italia." Co-authored with Barbara M. Zaczek. Modernism/Modernity 13:1 (January 2006): 143-70.
• "Italian Fascist Exhibitions and Ezra Pound's Turn to the Imperial." Twentieth-Century Literature 51:1 (Spring 2005): 64-97.
• "Poetry Across the Curriculum: Four Disciplinary Perspectives." Co-authored with Art Young, Patricia Connor-Greene, Jerry Waldvogel. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 6:2 (June 2003): 14-44.

Interests: International modernisms, poetry and poetics, literature and visual culture, museums and curatorial theory

Diane Perpich Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director, Program in Women's Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religion

Sample publications: •The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas (Stanford UP, 2008)
• "Moral Blind Spots and the Uncertainties of Ethics: Response to Bernhard Waldenfels," Interrogating Ethics, ed. James Hatley (Duquesne UP, 2006), 107-131.
• "Sensible Subjects: Levinas and Irigaray on Incarnation and Ethics," Addressing Levinas, ed. A. Kapust et. al. (Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2005), 296-309.
• "Corpus Meum: Nancy’s Ontology and Feminist Approaches to Body," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 20.3 (Summer 2005), 75-91.
• "Universality, Singularity, and Sexual Difference: Reflections on Political Community." Philosophy and Social Criticism. 31.4 (June 2005), 445-460.
• "Figurative Language and the ‘Face’ in Levinas’s Philosophy," Philosophy and Rhetoric, 28. 2 (2005), 103-121.

Interests: Contemporary European Philosophy, especially phenomenology and its reception in French thought; contemporary ethics; gender and sexuality studies; the intersection of bodies and technologies (somatechnics).

Johannes Schmidt Associate Professor of German
Department of Languages Skype: herr-schmidt

Sample Publication: •F.W.J. Schelling: Philosophical Investigation into the Essence of Human Freedom(SUNY 2006), trans. with Jeff Love.
•Herder and Lessing on the Philosophy of Religion, in German (Libri 2000).

Interests: German (18th & 19th C) literature and philosophy, drama, performance/theater technology/aesthetics, literary criticism, dj-ing/hip hop culture

D. Travers Scott Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Director of Graduate Studies Home

Sample publications:
• Scott, D. T. (in press). Intimate threats and intersubjective users: Telephone training films, 1927-1962. American Quarterly.
• Scott, D. T. (2011). Sound studies for historians of new media. In D. Park, S. Jones, and N. Jankowski (Eds.), The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Newness in Context, pp. 75-88. New York: Peter Lang.
• Scott, D. T. (2011). Contested kicks: Sneakers and gay masculinity, 1964-2008.Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 8, 2, 146-164. Featured scholarship review in The Critical Lede cultural studies podcast.
• Scott, D. T. (2010). The postfeminist user: Feminism and media theory in two interactive media properties. Feminist Media Studies, 10, 4, 457-475.
• Scott, D. T. (2008). Tempests of the blogosphere: Presidential campaign stories that failed to ignite mainstream media. In M. Boler (Ed.), Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (pp. 271-300). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
• Scott, D. T. (2005). Protest email as alternative media in the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign. Westminster Papers in Communication & Culture, 2, 1, 51-71.

Interests: Critical/cultural studies of technology and media, medical science and pathologization, feminism and gender studies, sexuality studies, popular culture, sound studies, visual culture.

Elisa Kay Sparks Associate Professor
Department of English

Sample Publications: • Co-editor, Virginia Woolf and the Art of Exploration: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth Annual Conference. Clemson Electronic and Digital P, 2006.
• "Leonard and Virginia's London Library." Forthcoming in The Selected Papers for the 14th annual conference on Virginia Woolf at London University, June 2004.
• "Mrs. Dalloway as a Geo/Graphical Novel." The Virginia Woolf Miscellany. No. 62. Spring 2003: 6-7.
• "Leonard's Vegetable Empire: A History of the Garden at Monk's House." The Virginia Woolf Bulletin, no. 12. Jan 2003: 10-19.

Interests: Virginia Woolf, Georgia O'Keeffe, Modernism, garden history, space and place, feminist perspectives, science fiction, science fiction film, altered books, printmaking

Victor J. Vitanza Professor
Department of English
Director, Ph.D program in RCID
Jean-François Lyotard Chair, European Graduate School (Switzerland) home page

Sample Publications: •Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric. (SUNY, 1997).
•Sexual Violence in Western Thought and Writing: Chaste Rape (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
• Ed. Writing Histories of Rhetoric. SIUP, 1994.
• Ed. PRE/TEXT: The First Decade. U Pittsburgh P, 1993.
• Ed. with Michelle Ballif. Realms of Rhetoric: Phonic, Graphic, Electronic. Rhetoric Society of America, 1991.
• Editor and Publisher of PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory (1980- ).

Interests: Histories of Rhetorics, Historiographies, Philology, Rhetorical Invention, Theories and Pedagogies of Rhetorics and Composition, Technology and "Writing" (electracy, new media, digital studies), Architecture, Photography, Film and Video, Contemporary Continental Philosophy (French, German, Italian).

Sean D. Williams Professor, Chair, Department of English

Sample Publication: • "Positioning Technical Communication for the Creative Economy," with Linn Bekins. Technical Communication. Summer 2006.
• "3D Virtual Worlds and Technical Communication: One More Tool in the Kit."Technical Communication 55.3 (August 2008): pp 239-41.
• "User Experience Design for Technical Communication.”Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. October 2007.
• "Using Color as a Navigation Device in Online Information Spaces.”Proceedings of the 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Knowledge Organization.
• "Composition Meets Visual Communication: Historical Perspectives and New Questions” with Susan Hilligoss. In Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues, Eds. Danielle Devoss and Heidi McKee. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2007.
• "What You See is NOT What You Get: A Cultural Analysis of WYSIWYG Web-Authoring Tools." Forthcoming in Digital Tools in Cultural Contexts: Assessing the Implications of New Media, Eds. Byron Hawk, James A. Inman, Ollie Oviedo. University of Minnesota Press.

Interests: Online Communication and its intersection with workplace communication; Information Design Theory and especially User Experience Design for online communication and virtual worlds; Digital Literacy for workplace applications; Project Management in communication design; and Visual Communication

Art Young Former Campbell Endowed Chair. Professor Emeritus of English
Department of English

Sample Publications: •Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, 2006. Third Edition available at WAC Clearninghouse.
•Teaching and Learning Creatively: Inspirations and Reflections, Co-Edited. Parlor Press, 2006.
•Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum, Co-Edited. NCTE, 1998.
•Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature: Politics, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Co-Edited. NCTE, 1995.

Interests: Communication Across the Curriculum; Writing in the Disciplines, Composition Studies, Writing Program Administration, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.


Joshua Abboud, Graduated May, 2011. Lecturer, University of Kentucky

• B.A. Media Arts, Brigham Young U
• M.A. Media Arts, U of Arizona
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Wendy Blanchard, Graduated August, 2012. Literacy/Instructional Coach for Beaufort County (SC) School District.

• BA English and Film Studies, Emory U
• MAT English and Education, U of South Carolina; Columbia
• MA Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts; New York U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Amanda K. Booher, Graduated May, 2009. Assistant Professor, Texas Tech U. Home Page

• B.A. English & Music, Case Western Reserve U
Minors: Psychology & Women's Studies
• M.A. English, Case Western Reserve U
Minors: 20th Century Literature, Multicultural Literature,
Gender Literature and Theory
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Dev Kumar Bose, Graduated, December 2011. Lecturer, Professional Communication in Dept of English, Iowa State U. Home

• BA English Education, emphasis in 20th Century American Literature, California State U, Long Beach: 2003.
• MA English: emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, California State U, Long Beach: 2006.
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design; Clemson U.

Michelle Dacus Carr, Graduated May, 2010. Term Professor in the Center for International Student Access (CISA), George Mason U.

• BA English/Mass Communications, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
• MFA Creative Writing (Poetry), Cornell U, Ithaca NY
• Northwestern University, ABD, Program in Performance Studies, 1990-95; Admitted to candidacy, 1992
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Anthony Collamati, Graduated August, 2012. Assistant Professor of New Media Studies, Alma College, Michigan

• BA English, Saint Anselm College
• MA English, Loyola University Chicago
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

John Dinolfo, Graduated August, 2012. Assistant Professor in the Writing Center and Center of Academic Excellence at the Medical U of SC (MUSC)

• BA English, Honors Program, Villanova U
• MA English and Writing, Florida State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Sergio C. Figueiredo, Graduated May, 2011. Assistant Professor of Social/Digital Media, Kennesaw State U, Georgia

• B.A. English, Rowan U
• M.A. English (Composition/Rhetoric), Marshall U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Alicia Hatter, Graduated May, 2011. Senior Usability Engineer at Vanguard's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia Blog

• B.A. English; Minors: Psychology, Creative Writing (Fiction); College of Charleston
• M.A. Literary Studies; Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition; Georgia State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Jason Helms, Graduated May, 2010. Assistant Professor, Texas Christian U, FW, TX.

• B.S. Biology (Pre-Medicine); Minors: Theological Studies; English Literature; Master's College
• M.A. Literature (English); San Francisco State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Joshua C. Hilst, Graduated May, 2010. Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Composition, Utah Valley University

• B.A. English (Magna Cum Laude), The Master's College; Minor in Theology
• M.A. English (Rhetoric & Composition), The Ohio State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Justin Hodgson, Graduated May, 2009. Assistant Professor, U of Texas, Austin ...

• B.A. English: Creative Writing, Illinois College
• M.A. English: Teaching of Writing, Southern Illinois U, Edwardsville
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Andrew Hurley, Graduated August 2011. Assistant Professor, Clemson University. Packaging Science

• B.S. Packaging Science, Clemson University 2006.
• M.S. Packaging Science; emphasis in design. Clemson University 2008
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U

Xiaoli Li, Graduated December, 2011. Assistant Professor, U of Dayton, Ohio.

• BA English Language & Culture, Xian International Studies U, Xi'an, China
• MA English with a Scientific & Technical Communications emphasis, Bowling Green State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

John A. McArthur, Graduated May, 2008. Assistant Professor, Queen's University of Charlotte (NC).
Director, School of Communication Undergraduate Programs Home

• B.S. Psychology & Religion, Furman U
• M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, U of South Carolina
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, Clemson U

Nicole McFarlane, Graduated May, 2012. Assistant Professor, Fayetteville, State U of NC

• BA Political Science UNC Charlotte
• MA English and African American Literature NC A&T State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Curtis Newbold, Graduated May, 2012. Assistant Professor of Communication, New Media and Technical Communication, Westminster College, Utah

• BS English, Professional and Technical Writing. Utah State University.
• MA English, Literature and Writing. Emphasis in Professional Communication and Pedagogy. Utah State U.
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Randy Nichols, Graduated August, 2011. Assistant Professor, Limestone College (SC), Chair of Limestone’s new Department of Professional Communication Home Blog

• B.A. Bible & Theology: Southeastern U, Lakeland, FL.
• M.A. English Literature, Rutgers U, Newark, NJ.
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, Clemson U

Nicole Snell, Graduated August, 2012. Assistant Professor, Information Design and Corporate Communication at Bentley U, Massachusetts

• BA English Literature, Gallaudet University
• MA English, Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition; California State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Interests: Visual Rhetorics, Information Design, User Experience Design, Multimodal Composition, Web Accessibility Law, Distance Learning, Assistive Technology.

Steven John Thompson, Graduated May, 2010. Adjunct Assoc. Professor, U of Maryland U College, Adelphi MD, Dept. of Communication. Home

• B.A., Integrative Arts, New Media, with Honors in Media Studies and High Distinction, 1997, The Pennsylvania State U
• B.A., Media Studies--International Communication, with Honors and High Distinction, 1997, The Pennsylvania State U
• Certificate, Minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS), College of Engineering, 1997, The Pennsylvania State U
• A.A., Letters, Arts and Sciences, 1988, The Pennsylvania State U
• Certificate, The Mass Media in Britain, 1995, The U of Manchester, UK
• M.S., Media Arts and Science, School of Informatics, New Media Program, Indiana U, 2004
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, Clemson U

Josephine Walwema, Graduated May, 2011. Assistant Professorship, Dept of English at Oakland U in Detroit

• B.A. Educ. English and Literature, Makerere U, Uganda
• M.Ed. Teaching English and Literature, Makerere U
• M.A. Rhetoric and Writing, U of New Mexico
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Mark Ward, Sr., Graduated December, 2010. Assistant Professor, Depart. of Communication Studies, U of Houston-Victoria

• B.A. English Language and Literature, U of Virginia
• M.A. Communication, Spring Arbor U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson U.

Dan Wu, Graduated May, 2010. Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China.

• B.A. English Language & Culture, Xi'an International Studies U, P.R. China
• M.A. Scientific & Technical Communication, Bowling Green State U
• Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, Clemson U

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