He is past director of the UH Writing Mentors and past director of the Mānoa Writing Program. He also coordinates Sustainable Composition I—sections of English 100 organized around themes of sustainability. Current research projects include posthumanism and technical communication, professional writing and performance, and place-based writing theory applied across the curriculum.
Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m., and by appointment via e-mail
"How Can Technical Communicators Fit Into Contemporary Organizations?" Solving Problems in Technical Communication.Selber and Johnson-Eilola, eds. University of Chicago P., 2013, 75-97.
"Teaming Students with a Forester to Teach Place-based Business Communication Focused on Sustainability." Proceedings, Annual Convention of the Association for Business Communication, Honolulu, HI, 2012. 1-15.
“Performing Professionally as a Writer: Research Revival Vlogs.” College Composition and Communication Online, 1(1), 2012. Online, n. pag. Web.
"Course-Embedded Mentoring for First-Year Students: Melding Academic Subject Support with Role Modeling, Psycho-Social Support, and Goal Setting." (with Holly Huff Bruland and Jennifer Sano-Franchini). International Journal of Scholarship on Teaching and Learning, 2011
"Teaching Intellectual Teamwork in WAC Courses through Peer Review." (with Lehua Ledbetter). Currents in Teaching and Learning3:2 (Spring2011). http://www.worcester.edu/Currents/Archives/Volume_3_Number_2.aspx
"Hybridizing F2F and Virtual Collaboration between a Government Agency and Service-Learning Technical Writing Students." Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications,Bowden & Carpenter, eds. IGI Global Publications, 2011, 58-67.
"Educating Reflexive Practitioners: Casting Graduate Teaching Assistants as Mentors in First-Year Classrooms." (with Holly Huff Bruland.) International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 22(3): 308-319. 2010.
"Greening the Subject of/through Technical Writing." Academic Exchange Quarterly 13.4 (2010): 139-145.
“(Re)Appraising the Performance of Technical Communicators from a Posthumanist Perspective." Technical Communication Quarterly 19 (2010): 11-30.
"Mentoring First-Year Students in Composition: Tapping Role Construction to Teach." (with Holly Huff Bruland and Ryan Omizo). Currents in Teaching and Learning 1:1 (Fall 2008). 17-28. http://www.worcester.edu/Currents/Archives/Archives.aspx
"Service Learning as (Auto?) Ethnographic Encounter." Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 7:3 (2008).
“Writing Workplace Cultures—Technically Speaking.” In Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. Eds. Scott, J. Blake, Bernadette Longo, and KathleenWills. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006. 199-218.
“Writing Workplace Cultures.” College Composition and Communication 53.2 (December 2001). <http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ccc/issues/v53-2>
Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing. Urbana, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.
“Excavating the Subject.” :english matters: 1.3 (2000). March 2000 .
“Documenting Contributory Expertise.” Technical Communication. 45.2 (May 1998): 207-220.
“Workplace Ghostwriting.” (with “George”) Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 9.4 (October 1995): 425-445.
“Teaching Technical Authorship.” Technical Communication Quarterly. 4.3 (Summer 1995): 245-259. (Winner of the 1996 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical or Scientific Communication.)
“Teaching Technical Writers to Be Anthropologists.” Proceedings, 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication, Washington, D.C. (April 1995): 5-8.
“Toward Technical Authorship.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 24.4 (1994): 449-461.
“A Narratological Analysis of WAC Authorship.” College English 56.7 (November 1994): 810-824.
“Positioning Technical Writing Students as Interpreters of Workplace Cultures.” Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Las Cruces, NM (October 1994): 16.
"Voice Lessons in a Poststructural Key: Notes on Response and Revision" (with Linda Brodkey ). A Rhetoric of Doing: Essays in Honor of James Kinneavy. Ed. Stephen Witte, Roger Cherry, and Neil Nakadate. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.144-160.
"Writing Architecture." Journal of Architectural Education. 43.2 (1990): 3-6.
Areas of Interest
- Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2009)
- Outstanding Teaching Award, George Mason University (2004)
- 2014 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication (chapter contributor)
- 2007 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication (chapter contributor)
- Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Business Communication, for Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing (2001)
- Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical and Scientific Writing, NCTE Committee on Technical and Scientific Communication (1996)
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Licence, Université de Genève
MA, Webster University in Geneva
BA, Princeton University
Fall Semester 2014
|ENG 464(1)||Studies in Lifewriting: Worklife Writing||T 1:30-4:00|
Spring Semester 2014
|ENG 705(1)||Seminar in Composition Studies (CR)||R 6:30-9:00|
Fall Semester 2013
|ENG 100(23)||Composition I||MWF 1:30-2:20|
Spring Semester 2013
|ENG 409(1)||St/Comp/Rhet/Language (Perf Prof as Wtr)||TR 12:00-1:15|
Fall Semester 2012
|ENG 605(1)||Theory & Practice Teaching Composition (CR)||M 6:30-9:00|
Fall Semester 2010
|ENG 464(1)||Worklife Writing (Studies in Lifewriting)||W 12:30-3:00|