I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Communication Studies at Saint Joseph's University. I write and publish in a number of areas (both scholarly and creative), teach courses that center on digital media, and work as an editor with CCDP and Kairos. I received my PhD in Rhetoric & Writing from Virginia Tech.
I study digital rhetoric, web writing and design, composition, markup languages, and histories of digital media. My dissertation explored 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, examining the commercialization & privatization of the rhetorical canons of memory and delivery. I'm currently writing a book proposal based on my dissertation project, extending my archival work into questions of circulation, property, and law.
I'm also developing a fork of ComicsML to better facilitate the use of accessible web comics in documentation (a collaboration with Dr. Carlos Evia, Dr. Manuel Perez-Quinones, and Michael Stewart). Our project is named TechCommix, and we hope to begin user testing soon.
Another recent collaboration with Dan Lawson & Evan Snider (a study of video game griefers) will be published in Guns, Grunts, and Grenades--due from Continuum Press in Fall 2012.
I've published my scholarship in The Journal of College Writing and Reconstruction, and new work is forthcoming in edited collections. I've presented my research at Computers and Writing, The Conference on College Composition and Communication, The International Conference on Narrative, and others.
I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech, and my poetry has appeared in many literary publications. I'm currently working on a fiction project.
In Fall 2012 I will teach Web Development & Design and Communication Theory & Practice. I will post syllabi and course materials later this summer.